Place:Gard, France

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NameGard
TypeDépartement
Coordinates44°N 4°E
Located inFrance
Also located inLanguedoc-Roussillon, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Alès
Le Vigan
Uzès
Commune
Aigues-Mortes
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Beaucaire
Génolhac
Lirac
Milhaud
Montfrin
Nîmes
Pont-Saint-Esprit
Remoulins
Roquemaure
Saint-Gilles
Saint-Victor-la-Coste
Vallabrègues
Valleraugue
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
Former municipality
Saint-Marcel-de-Fontfouillouse
General region
Uzège
Inhabited place
Aigues-Vives
Aimargues
Anduze
Araman
Barjac
Bellegarde
Bessèges
Cendras
Connaux
Crespian
Dions
Euzet
Fons-Outre-Gardon
Goudargues
Grand-Gallargues
L'Estréchure
La Grand'Combe
Lasalle
Laudun
Le Grau-du-Roi
Lussan
Lédignan
Marguerittes
Molières-sur-Cèze
Montpezat
Orsan
Quissac
Saint-Ambroix
Saint-André-de-Valborgne
Saint-Chaptes
Saint-Gervasy
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Saint-Mamert-du-Gard
Saint-Maximin
Saint-Pierre-de-Vacquière
Saint-Privat-des-Vieux
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Victor-des-Oules
Salindres
Sauve
Sauveterre
Saze
Sumène
Uchaud
Valbonne
Vauvert
Vézénobres
Unknown
Aigaliers
Aigremont
Aiguèze
Allègre
Alzon
Argilliers
Arpaillargues-et-Aureillac
Arphy
Arre
Arrigas
Aspères
Aubais
Aubord
Aubussargues
Aujac
Aujargues
Aulas
Aumessas
Avèze
Bagard
Baron
Beauvoisin
Belvézet
Bernis
Bez-et-Esparon
Bezouce
Blandas
Blauzac
Boisset-et-Gaujac
Boissières
Bonnevaux
Bordezac
Boucoiran-et-Nozières
Bouillargues
Bouquet
Bourdic
Bragassargues
Branoux-les-Taillades
Brignon
Brouzet
Brouzet-lès-Alès
Bréau-et-Salagosse
Cabrières
Caissargues
Calvisson
Cambo
Campestre-et-Luc
Canaules-et-Argentières
Cannes-et-Clairan
Cardet
Carnas
Carsan
Cassagnoles
Castelnau-Valence
Castillon-du-Gard
Causse-Bégon
Caveirac
Cavillargues
Chambon
Chamborigaud
Chusclan
Clarensac
Codognan
Codolet
Collias
Collorgues
Colognac
Combas
Comps
Concoules
Congénies
Conqueyrac
Corbès
Corconne
Cornillon
Courry
Cros
Cruviers-Lascours
Deaux
Domazan
Domessargues
Dourbies
Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac
Estézargues
Flaux
Foissac
Fons
Fons-sur-Lussan
Fontanès
Fontarèches
Fournès
Fourques
Foussignargues
Fressac
Gagnières
Gailhan
Gajan
Garons
Garrigues-et-Sainte-Eulalie
Gaujac
Générac
Générargues
Issirac
Jonquières-et-Saint-Vincent
Junas
La Bastide-d'Engras
La Bruguière
La Cadière
La Calmette
La Capelle-et-Masmolène
La Grand-Combe
La Roque-sur-Cèze
La Rouvière
Lamelouze
Langlade
Lanuéjols
Laval-Pradel
Laval-Saint-Roman
Le Cailar
Le Garn
Le Pin
Lecques
Les Angles
Les Mages
Les Plans
Les Plantiers
Les Salles-du-Gardon
Liouc
Logrian-Florian
Lédenon
Lézan
Malons-et-Elze
Mandagout
Manduel
Mars
Martignargues
Maruéjols-lès-Gardon
Massanes
Massannes
Massillargues-Attuech
Mauressargues
Meynes
Meyrannes
Mialet
Molières-Cavaillac
Monoblet
Mons
Montagnac
Montaren-et-St-Médiers
Montclus
Montdardier
Monteils
Montfaucon
Montignargues
Montmirat
Moulézan
Moussac
Mus
Méjannes-le-Clap
Méjannes-les-Alès
Nages-et-Solorgues
Navacelles
Ners
Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière
Orthoux-Sérignac-et-Quilhan
Parignargues
Peyremale
Peyroles
Pommiers
Pompignan
Ponteils-et-Brésis
Portes
Potelières
Pougnadoresse
Poulx
Pouzilhac
Puechredon
Pujaut
Redessan
Revens
Ribaute-les-Tavernes
Rivières
Robiac
Rochefort-du-Gard
Rochegude
Rodilhan
Rogues
Roquedur
Rousson
Sabran
Saint-Alexandre
Saint-André-d'Olérargues
Saint-André-de-Majencoules
Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis
Saint-Bauzély
Saint-Bonnet-de-Salendrique
Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard
Saint-Bresson
Saint-Brès
Saint-Bénézet
Saint-Christol-de-Rodières
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Saint-Clément
Saint-Césaire-de-Gauzignan
Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols
Saint-Denis
Saint-Dionisy
Saint-Dézéry
Saint-Etienne-de-Lolm
Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts
Saint-Florent-sur-Auzonnet
Saint-Félix-de-Pallières
Saint-Geniès-de-Comolas
Saint-Geniès-de-Malgoirès
Saint-Gervais
Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan
Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas
Saint-Hippolyte-de-Caton
Saint-Hippolyte-de-Montaigu
Saint-Jean-de-Ceyrargues
Saint-Jean-de-Crieulon
Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan
Saint-Jean-de-Serres
Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle
Saint-Jean-du-Pin
Saint-Julien-de-Cassagnas
Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas
Saint-Julien-de-la-Nef
Saint-Julien-les-Rosiers
Saint-Just-et-Vacquières
Saint-Laurent-d'Aigouze
Saint-Laurent-de-Carnols
Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres
Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède
Saint-Laurent-le-Minier
Saint-Marcel-de-Careiret
Saint-Martial
Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues
Saint-Maurice-de-Cazevieille
Saint-Michel-d'Euzet
Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire-des-Gardies
Saint-Paul-la-Coste
Saint-Paulet-de-Caisson
Saint-Pons-la-Calm
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos
Saint-Roman-de-Codières
Saint-Sauveur-des-Pourcils
Saint-Siffret
Saint-Sébastien
Saint-Théodorit
Saint-Victor-de-Malcap
Sainte-Anastasie
Sainte-Croix-de-Caderle
Sainte-Cécile-d'Andorge
Salazac
Salinelles
Sanilhac-et-Sagriès
Sardan
Saumane
Sauzet
Savignargues
Sernhac
Servas
Serviers-et-Labaume
Seynes
Sommières
Soudorgues
Soustelle
Souvignargues
Sénéchas
Tavel
Tharaux
Thoiras
Théziers
Tornac
Tresques
Trèves
Vabres
Vallabrix
Valliguières
Vallérargues
Venéjan
Verfeuil
Vergèze
Vers
Vestric-et-Candiac
Vic-le-Fesq
Villevieille
Vissec
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Gard is a department in southern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

The department is named after the River Gardon, and the Occitan name of the river has been replacing the French name of the department in recent decades, even among French speakers.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times. It was crossed by the Via Domitia, which was constructed in 118 BC.

Gard is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the ancient province of Languedoc.

It was originally intended to include the canton of Ganges in the department which would have been geographically logical, but Ganges was transferred to the neighbouring department of Hérault at the outset. In return, Gard received from Hérault the fishing port of Aigues Mortes which gave the department its own outlet to the Gulf of Lion.

During the middle of the nineteenth century the prefecture, traditionally a centre of commerce with a manufacturing sector focused on textiles, was an early beneficiary of railway development, becoming an important railway junction. Several luxurious hotels were built, and the improved market access provided by the railways also encouraged, initially, a rapid growth in wine growing: however, many of the department's viticulturalists were ruined by the arrival in 1872 of phylloxera.

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