Gargas, Vaucluse

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Gargas
Gargas is located in France
Gargas
Gargas
Coordinates: 43°54′09″N 5°21′34″E / 43.9025°N 5.3594°E / 43.9025; 5.3594Coordinates: 43°54′09″N 5°21′34″E / 43.9025°N 5.3594°E / 43.9025; 5.3594
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Apt
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Maxime Bey
Area
 • Land1 14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,090
 • Population2 density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84047 / 84400
Elevation 201–461 m (659–1,512 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 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.

Gargas is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Gargas is the site of old ochre mining operations. In 2009 the Mine d'Ocre de Bruoux was opened for tourists.

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