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|Intercommunality||Cévennes Gangeoises et Suménoises|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Rigaud|
|• Land1||7.16 km2 (2.76 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||34111 / 34190|
|Elevation||138–540 m (453–1,772 ft)
(avg. 186 m or 610 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The castle, of which only ruins remain, was the scene of a murder in the 17th century. The beautiful Dianne de Roussan was killed by her husband's brothers, who wanted her large fortune. They were caught and subsequently executed.
Ganges became prosperous from the manufacture of fine silk stockings during the reign of Louis XIV. Natural silk was replaced by artificial, and later by nylon, and cottage industry gave way to factories; half a dozen or so still produce high quality stockings.
The area around Ganges offers extensive activities, including kayaking, gliding and go-karting.
The mobilette was created by a resident of Ganges and a plaque near the old town commemorates this fact.
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- Languedoc, Rousillon, Tarn Gorges, 2nd ed., Michelin Tyre plc, 1998, p 193 ISBN 2-06-136602-3
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