Jegun

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Jegun
Skyline of Jegun
Coat of arms of Jegun
Coat of arms
Location of Jegun
Jegun is located in France
Jegun
Jegun
Jegun is located in Occitanie
Jegun
Jegun
Coordinates: 43°45′29″N 0°27′37″E / 43.7581°N 0.4603°E / 43.7581; 0.4603Coordinates: 43°45′29″N 0°27′37″E / 43.7581°N 0.4603°E / 43.7581; 0.4603
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementAuch
CantonGascogne-Auscitaine
IntercommunalityCœur de Gascogne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Descousses
Area
1
39.25 km2 (15.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,186
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32162 /32360
Elevation105–242 m (344–794 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Jegun is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The village lies 17 km (11 mi) from Auch.

Jegun and its surrounding communes

History[edit]

The village was founded in the 11th century and fortified around 1180 by Bernard IV, count of Armagnac. It is a bastide, the original layout is still preserved today. In 1577, Henri de Navarre, also known as Henry IV, hid in one of the streets ("La Grande Rue", the central street of the village) to escape enemy troops commanded by Villars, the Governor of Guyenna.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,086—    
19681,084−0.2%
1975971−10.4%
1982949−2.3%
1990976+2.8%
1999968−0.8%
20081,136+17.4%

Events[edit]

None. But there are plenty of barking dogs...

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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