Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie

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Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Coat of arms of Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Coat of arms
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie is located in France
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Coordinates: 43°59′39″N 4°18′57″E / 43.9942°N 4.3158°E / 43.9942; 4.3158Coordinates: 43°59′39″N 4°18′57″E / 43.9942°N 4.3158°E / 43.9942; 4.3158
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Saint-Chaptes
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Daniel Viala
Area1 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 728
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30126 / 30190
Elevation 75–215 m (246–705 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It lies 54 km (34 mi) from Montpellier.

Population[edit]

The residents are called Garrigois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 228 —    
1968 253 +11.0%
1975 281 +11.1%
1982 304 +8.2%
1990 388 +27.6%
1999 516 +33.0%
2008 728 +41.1%

History[edit]

Traces of the early peoples of the "Fontbouisse culture" have been discovered, as well as many Roman ruins. The area was a feudal domain belonging to the Duke of Uzès.[1]

Before 1789 this commune was in two parts: Garrigues and Sainte-Eulalie. During the French Revolution the two communes were combined and given the name Canteperdrix. In 1814 the combined commune was maintained under the name Garrigues-et-Sainte Eulalie, and on 16 February 1976 the current hyphenated form was adopted. See the FranceGenWeb site.

Economy[edit]

The local economy includes general agriculture, vineyards. orchards and sheep raising. [2]

Architecture[edit]

The 19th century Sainte-Eulalie Church was built on the ruins of a former fortified castle, which burned in 1704. Its tower is now the clock-tower of the church. The castle was deeded to the Bourdic factory in the 19th century. There is a later, 19th century, castle in the Garrigues region of the town. [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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