Sansan

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Sansan
Sansan - église 1.jpeg
Sansan is located in France
Sansan
Sansan
Coordinates: 43°31′53″N 0°36′30″E / 43.5314°N 0.6083°E / 43.5314; 0.6083Coordinates: 43°31′53″N 0°36′30″E / 43.5314°N 0.6083°E / 43.5314; 0.6083
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Gers
Arrondissement Auch
Canton Auch-Sud-Est-Seissan
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Chantal Tachoires
Area1 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 93
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 32411 / 32260
Elevation 159–240 m (522–787 ft)
(avg. 166 m or 545 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.

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

The vicinity of Sansan is known for its Miocene fossil deposits where geologist Edouard Lartet unearthed the jaw of the primate Pliopithecus antiquus in 1837.

Geography[edit]

Sansan is located 14 km south of Auch and 4 km north of Seissan, along the Gers river.

Sansan and its surrounding communes

Toponymy[edit]

Sansan finds its origin in the Latin patronymic name Sancianus or Santius, followed by the suffix -anum, designing a property of which a man by this name must have been the owner in the times of Roman Gaul.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 87 —    
1968 90 +3.4%
1975 81 −10.0%
1982 98 +21.0%
1990 108 +10.2%
1999 89 −17.6%
2008 93 +4.5%

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