Goudargues

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Goudargues
Goudargues Quai de la Fontaine 9186.JPG
Coat of arms of Goudargues
Coat of arms
Goudargues is located in France
Goudargues
Goudargues
Coordinates: 44°12′59″N 4°28′00″E / 44.2164°N 4.4667°E / 44.2164; 4.4667Coordinates: 44°12′59″N 4°28′00″E / 44.2164°N 4.4667°E / 44.2164; 4.4667
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Pont-Saint-Esprit
Intercommunality ValCezArd
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martial Bonnefond (PR)
Area1 30.27 km2 (11.69 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,021
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30131 / 30630
Elevation 70–332 m (230–1,089 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 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.

Goudargues is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Known locally as the Venise Gardoise, because of the canal that flows through it centre. This is lined with pavement cafés and shaded by a two rows of mature plane trees.

History[edit]

The Romans are known to have been present in the locality. In AD 800, Benedictine monks from Aniane founded an abbey around the lake of Gordanicus. This lake, near the Cèze was fed by natural springs. It was this abbey that is the basis of modern Goudargues- and the settlements name is derived from Gordanicus. [1]

Geography[edit]

The village of Goudargues is situated in the Cèze valley, to the north of the Gard department. Not too far from Avignon, the Pont du Gard, Uzès and Nîmes.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 637 —    
1968 645 +1.3%
1975 612 −5.1%
1982 680 +11.1%
1990 788 +15.9%
1999 945 +19.9%
2008 1,021 +8.0%

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