Last modified: 2016-11-20 by ivan sache
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Region: Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Languedoc
Bordering departments: Ardèche, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hérault, Lozère, Vaucluse
Area: 5,853 km2
Population (2009): 700,000 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Alès, Le Vigan
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 46 cantons, 353 communes.
The department is named after river Gard - also called Gardon - (71 km), tributary of the Rhône.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009
Flag of the Communauté de communes Autour d'Anduze - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 18 August 2016
The Communauté de communes Autour d'Anduze (2C2A) grouped 8 municipalities (total population, 10,011 inhabitants in 2009; total area, 9,871 ha). The authority was seated at Anduze (3,377 inhabitants in 2013). The other components of the 2C2A have less than 1,000 inhabitants, excepted Lézan (1,618 inh.) and Ribaute-les-Tavernes (1,955 inh.).
Deemed too small, the 2C2A was merged on 1 January 2013 with three other intermunicipal authorities to form the communauté d'agglomération Alès Agglomération (99,378 inhabitants, 61,274 ha).
The flag of Autour d'Anduze was white with the logo of the institution.
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 18 August 2016