Gargas, Vaucluse

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Gargas
Commune
The town hall of Gargas
The town hall of Gargas
Coat of arms of Gargas
Coat of arms
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
Area1 14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,090
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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. The writer Raymond Jean (1925–2012) died in Gargas.

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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