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A general view of Sauve
A general view of Sauve
Coat of arms of Sauve
Coat of arms
Sauve is located in France
Coordinates: 43°56′36″N 3°56′57″E / 43.9433°N 3.9492°E / 43.9433; 3.9492Coordinates: 43°56′36″N 3°56′57″E / 43.9433°N 3.9492°E / 43.9433; 3.9492
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gard
Arrondissement Le Vigan
Canton Quissac
Intercommunality Coutach Vidourle
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Marion
Area1 31.56 km2 (12.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,879
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 30311 /30610
Elevation 75–470 m (246–1,542 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.

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


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,268 —    
1968 1,328 +4.7%
1975 1,277 −3.8%
1982 1,417 +11.0%
1990 1,606 +13.3%
1999 1,690 +5.2%
2008 1,879 +11.2%


In the early-1990s American underground comic artist Robert Crumb traded six of his sketchbooks for a townhouse in Sauve. He presently lives there with his family.

The drummer of the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts, also has an apartment in the town.

International relations[edit]

Sauve is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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