Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie

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Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Coat of arms of Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Coat of arms
Location of Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie is located in France
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonUzès
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Didier Kielpinski[1]
Area
1
10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[2]
731
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30126 /30190
Elevation75–215 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.

Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie (French pronunciation: ​[gaʁig sɛ̃t‿ølali]; Provençal: Garriga e Senta Olha) 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
YearPop.±%
1962228—    
1968253+11.0%
1975281+11.1%
1982304+8.2%
1990388+27.6%
1999516+33.0%
2008728+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.

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.[3]

Economy[edit]

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

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ FranceGenWeb site.

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