Marguerittes

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Marguerittes
Église Saint-Pierre de Marguerittes 06.JPG
Coat of arms of Marguerittes
Coat of arms
Marguerittes is located in France
Marguerittes
Marguerittes
Coordinates: 43°51′39″N 4°26′41″E / 43.8608°N 4.4447°E / 43.8608; 4.4447Coordinates: 43°51′39″N 4°26′41″E / 43.8608°N 4.4447°E / 43.8608; 4.4447
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Marguerittes
Intercommunality Nîmes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) William Portal
Area
 • Land1 25.29 km2 (9.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,671
 • Population2 density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30156 / 30320
Elevation 41–197 m (135–646 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 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.

Marguerittes is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. In 1717, Antoine de Teissier (b.1667) was created the 1st Baron de Margeurittes. One of his sons was a Huguenot who took refuge in Switzerland and his grandson, Jean Antoine de Teissier, 3rd Baron of Marguerittes, was guillotined 20 May, 1794. The 3rd Baron's son settled in England at Woodcote Park and was created Baron de Teissier by Louis XVIII in recognition of his father's sacrifices to France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,103 —    
1800 1,945 −7.5%
1806 2,305 +18.5%
1821 1,812 −21.4%
1831 1,925 +6.2%
1836 1,910 −0.8%
1841 1,886 −1.3%
1846 1,908 +1.2%
1851 1,972 +3.4%
1856 2,013 +2.1%
1861 2,037 +1.2%
1866 1,945 −4.5%
1872 1,889 −2.9%
1876 1,971 +4.3%
1881 1,905 −3.3%
1886 1,755 −7.9%
1891 1,684 −4.0%
1896 1,724 +2.4%
1901 1,637 −5.0%
1906 1,580 −3.5%
1911 1,519 −3.9%
1921 1,514 −0.3%
1926 1,529 +1.0%
1931 1,528 −0.1%
1936 1,447 −5.3%
1946 1,421 −1.8%
1954 1,678 +18.1%
1962 2,030 +21.0%
1968 2,548 +25.5%
1975 3,150 +23.6%
1982 5,149 +63.5%
1990 7,548 +46.6%
1999 8,181 +8.4%
2008 8,671 +6.0%

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