Gargas, Vaucluse

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Gargas
The town hall of Gargas
The town hall of Gargas
Coat of arms of Gargas
Coat of arms
Location of Gargas
Gargas is located in France
Gargas
Gargas
Gargas is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementApt
CantonApt
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Maxime Bey
Area
1
14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,084
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84047 /84400
Elevation201–461 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.

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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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.