Lecques

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Lecques
View of Lecques from the south
View of Lecques from the south
Location of Lecques
Lecques is located in France
Lecques
Lecques
Lecques is located in Occitanie
Lecques
Lecques
Coordinates: 43°50′16″N 4°03′50″E / 43.8378°N 4.0639°E / 43.8378; 4.0639Coordinates: 43°50′16″N 4°03′50″E / 43.8378°N 4.0639°E / 43.8378; 4.0639
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonCalvisson
IntercommunalityPays de Sommières
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Yves Bez
Area
1
5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
477
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30144 /30250
Elevation26–111 m (85–364 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lecques is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

It is built on rising ground, on the west bank of the River Vidourle, 6 km (3.7 mi) to the north and upstream of Sommières. The village centre is on a rocky outcrop that overhangs the bank of the river.[2] Steps lead down to the bridge. Its elevation means it is protected from the 'vidourlades' or violent floods, for example, that of 9 September 2002.[3] There are remains of the ramparts, the narrow medieval streets and a church.

Etymology[edit]

The name 'Lecques' comes from the Celtic word 'leucas', meaning a settlement by a marker post on an ancient track.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962191—    
1968203+6.3%
1975165−18.7%
1982182+10.3%
1990215+18.1%
1999216+0.5%
2008371+71.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Interpretation board erected by the Intercommunality
  3. ^ Interpretation board erected by the Syndicat interdepartmental d'Aménagement du Vidoule

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