Saint-Jean-du-Gard

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Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Bridge over the Gardon
Bridge over the Gardon
Coat of arms of Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Coat of arms
Saint-Jean-du-Gard is located in France
Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Coordinates: 44°06′20″N 3°53′13″E / 44.1056°N 3.8869°E / 44.1056; 3.8869Coordinates: 44°06′20″N 3°53′13″E / 44.1056°N 3.8869°E / 44.1056; 3.8869
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Gard
Arrondissement Alès
Canton Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Anthérieu
Area1 41.64 km2 (16.08 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,671
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 30269 / 30270
Elevation 168–817 m (551–2,680 ft)
(avg. 189 m or 620 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.

Saint-Jean-du-Gard is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

History[edit]

This city of the Cévennes, first mentioned in a 12th-century papal bull (San Johannis de Gardonnenca cum villa), was very much influenced by Protestantism in the 16th century and became the Mecca of the camisards' resistance.

Thanks to the silk industry, the village experienced a period of prosperity that lasted from the 19th century to the 20th century. This city now owes much of its economy to tourism. A heritage railway runs from Saint-Jean-du-Gard to Anduze with a stop at the Bambouseraie de Prafrance, which attracts 150,000 tourists a year.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,134 —    
1800 3,105 −24.9%
1806 3,755 +20.9%
1821 3,862 +2.8%
1831 4,128 +6.9%
1836 4,296 +4.1%
1841 4,192 −2.4%
1846 4,193 +0.0%
1851 4,487 +7.0%
1856 4,450 −0.8%
1861 4,240 −4.7%
1866 3,957 −6.7%
1872 3,885 −1.8%
1876 3,978 +2.4%
1881 3,659 −8.0%
1886 3,712 +1.4%
1891 3,586 −3.4%
1896 3,290 −8.3%
1901 3,228 −1.9%
1906 3,582 +11.0%
1911 3,308 −7.6%
1921 2,804 −15.2%
1926 2,757 −1.7%
1931 2,577 −6.5%
1936 2,445 −5.1%
1946 2,437 −0.3%
1954 2,442 +0.2%
1962 2,437 −0.2%
1968 2,427 −0.4%
1975 2,378 −2.0%
1982 2,423 +1.9%
1990 2,441 +0.7%
1999 2,550 +4.5%
2008 2,671 +4.7%

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