Souvignargues

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Souvignargues
Escattes - vue d'ensemble 2.JPG
Coat of arms of Souvignargues
Coat of arms
Souvignargues is located in France
Souvignargues
Souvignargues
Coordinates: 43°48′53″N 4°07′23″E / 43.8147°N 4.1231°E / 43.8147; 4.1231Coordinates: 43°48′53″N 4°07′23″E / 43.8147°N 4.1231°E / 43.8147; 4.1231
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Sommières
Intercommunality Pays de Sommières
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Pattus
Area1 11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 717
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30324 / 30250
Elevation 42–173 m (138–568 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Souvignargues is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 405 —    
1968 406 +0.2%
1975 370 −8.9%
1982 460 +24.3%
1990 545 +18.5%
1999 589 +8.1%
2008 717 +21.7%

Sights[edit]

  • Remains of the feudal castle (13th-14th centuries)
  • Church of St. Stephen (Saint-Étienne d'Escattes), at Escattes, dating to the 12th century.
  • Ruined Romanesque church of St. Andrew (12th century)
  • Grotto of Bézal, inhabited from the mid-Palaeolithic Age

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