Gourgé

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Gourgé
A general view of Gourgé
A general view of Gourgé
Location of Gourgé
Gourgé is located in France
Gourgé
Gourgé
Gourgé is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Gourgé
Gourgé
Coordinates: 46°43′45″N 0°09′52″W / 46.7292°N 0.1644°W / 46.7292; -0.1644Coordinates: 46°43′45″N 0°09′52″W / 46.7292°N 0.1644°W / 46.7292; -0.1644
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
ArrondissementParthenay
CantonLa Gâtine
IntercommunalityCC Parthenay-Gâtine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Hamel
Area
1
50.43 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
990
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
79135 /79200
Elevation84–164 m (276–538 ft)
(avg. 122 m or 400 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gourgé is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Parthenay.

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Gourgé has a ninth-century church, an old Roman bridge over the River Thouet. Famous for its fete du medieval. There is 1 bakery, Salle des Fetes, Primary School, Marie, general store and garage.

It is a delightfully typical French village on one of the Compostella routes and makes a good starting point for a number of cycle and walking routes along the Thouet valley.

Gourgé is a small French village, located in the Department of Deux-Sèvres and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its inhabitants are called Gourgéens and Gourgéennes. The commune, extending to 50.4 km2, had 918 inhabitants at the last census in 2006. With a density of 18.2 inhabitants per square km, Gourgé has experienced a rise of 0.1% in its population since 1999. Surrounded by the communes of Lhoumois, Lageon and Aubigny, Gourgé is located 27 km to the south-east of Bressuire, the largest city of the area. Located at an altitude 127 meters, the Rivers Thouet and Cebron are the principal water courses which traverse the village. The commune is close to the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park approximately 40 km away. The mayor of Gourgé is Mr Gilles HAMEL.

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References[edit]

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