Sansan, Gers

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Sansan
The town hall in Sansan
The town hall in Sansan
Location of Sansan
Sansan is located in France
Sansan
Sansan
Sansan is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementMirande
CantonAuch-3
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jacques Sonilhac
Area
1
3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
101
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32411 /32260
Elevation159–240 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.

Sansan (French pronunciation: ​[sɑ̃sɑ̃]) 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]

Localisation[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.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196287—    
196890+3.4%
197581−10.0%
198298+21.0%
1990108+10.2%
199989−17.6%
200893+4.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Valdegers.fr