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Gers

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Gers
Coat of Arms du Gers
Details
Information
Number32
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
PrefectureAuch
SubprefecturesCondom
Mirande
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 89th
172,335
28 /kmò
Area6,257 kmò
Arrondissementss3
Cantons31
Communes463
President of the
general council
 
Location
Location of du Gers in France

Gers is a French département.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Economy
4 Demographics
5 Culture
6 Miscellaneous topics
7 External links

History

Historically, Gers was part of Gascony. It was created as a separate département during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790, in application of the Law of December 22, 1789, partitioning the provinces of Guyenne and Gascony.

Geography

Gers is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It borders the départements of Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

External links



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