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View of Gardanne by Cézanne
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Roger Meï|
|Area1||27.02 km2 (10.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||13041 / 13120|
|Elevation||170–387 m (558–1,270 ft)
(avg. 205 m or 673 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.
( I nic nie rozumiem. )
Walls dating back to the first century AD have been found.
In the 1860s a railway was built and a little later mines were dug, thus attracting Italian, Armenian, Polish, Czech, Spanish and African workers to the village. The deep mine, one of the last surviving in France, was closed down in 2003.
The commune of Gardanne has been controlled by the Parti Communiste Français under Roger Meï since 1977. Voting is usually towards the left-wing, although rather uncharacteristically Nicolas Sarkozy gained 53.1% of the vote in the second round of the French presidential election, 2007.
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