|Coat of arms of the Gard department|
|President of the General Council:||Damien Alary|
|Land area¹:||5853 km²|
|¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km². The term administration, as used in the context of Government, differs according to Jurisdiction. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France. A prefecture ( préfecture) in France can refer to: the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a ''département'' Nîmes ( Provençal Occitan: Nimes in both classical and Mistralian norms is a city in southern France. Subprefectures (sous-préfectures are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. Alès is a commune in southern France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Le Vigan or Vigan is the name or part of the name of the following communes in France Le Vigan Gard, in the Gard department Le The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. The 3 arrondissements of the Gard department are Arrondissement of Alès, ( subprefecture: Alès) with 12 The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The following is a list of the 46 cantons of the Gard department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. This is a list of the 353 communes of the Gard département, in France. In France, the President of the General Council (French Président du conseil général) is the locally-elected head of the General Council, the assembly The Socialist Party ( Parti Socialiste, PS is the largest left-wing political party in France. As of January 1, 2008, 64473140 people live in the French Republic. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open|
Gard (Occitan: Gard) is a département located in southern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Occitan ( IPA BrE: /ˈɒksɪtn/ AmE: /ˈɑksəˌtɑn/ known also as Lenga d'òc or Langue d'oc (native name occitan In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division Southern France (or the South of France) colloquially known as Le Midi, is a loosely defined geographical area consisting of the regions of France that This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, It is named after the river Gardon (or Gard). The Gardon or Gard ( Occitan and French: Gardon Gard) is a River in southern France.
The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times. Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC It was crossed by the Via Domitia, which was constructed in 118 BC. The Via Domitia was the first Roman road built in Gaul, to link Italy and Hispania through Gallia Narbonensis, across what is
Gard is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 1790 ( MDCCXC) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year It was created from the ancient province of Languedoc. The Kingdom of France was organised into Provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département Languedoc ( in French Lengadòc in Occitan) is a former Province of France, now continued in the modern-day ''régions'' of Languedoc-Roussillon
Gard is part of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon and is surrounded by the department of Hérault, Lozère, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, and Ardèche. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France. Hérault ( Occitan: Erau) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Hérault river. Lozère (in Occitan Losera) is a department in southeast France near the Massif Central. Aveyron ( Occitan: Avairon) is a department in southern France named after the Aveyron River. Bouches-du-Rhône ( Occitan: Bocas de Ròse, lit "Mouths of the Rhône River" is a department in the south of France named after the The Vaucluse ( Provençal Occitan: Vauclusa in classical norm or Vau-Cluso in Mistralian norm is a department in the southeast of Ardèche ( Occitan and Arpitan: Ardecha) is a department in south-central France named after the Ardèche River.
The highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual. Mont Aigoual (elevation 1567m / 5141ft is the highest point of the Gard département, France.
Serious flooding has occurred in the department in recent years. A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land a deluge
Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. The Cévennes National Park (Parc national des Cévennes is a National park, located in southern France, in the mountainous area of Cévennes.
There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct. The Architecture of Ancient Rome adopted the external Greek architecture for their own purposes which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a new Nîmes ( Provençal Occitan: Nimes in both classical and Mistralian norms is a city in southern France. The Pont du Gard is an aqueduct in the South of France constructed by the Roman Empire, and located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins The ancient Romans constructed numerous aqueducts ( Latin aquaeductūs, sing