Département Gers

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Coat of arms of the Gers department
Finistère Côtes-d’Armor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Loire-Atlantique Vendée Manche Mayenne Orne Calvados Maine-et-Loire Sarthe Indre-et-Loire Vienne Deux-Sèvres Indre Loir-et-Cher Eure Eure-et-Loir Seine-Maritime Oise Aisne Somme Pas-de-Calais Nord Ardennes Marne Meuse Meurthe-et-Moselle Haute-Marne Vosges Moselle Haut-Rhin Bas-Rhin Territoire de Belfort Cher Loiret Yonne Aube Côte-d’Or Nièvre Haute-Saône Essonne Yvelines Seine-et-Marne Val-d’Oise Hauts-de-Seine Val-de-Marne Seine-Saint-Denis Paris Doubs Jura Saône-et-Loire Allier Creuse Haute-Vienne Charente Charente-Maritime Corrèze Dordogne Gironde Puy-de-Dôme Loire Rhône Ain Haute-Savoie Cantal Lot Savoie Haute-Loire Isère Ardèche Landes Lot-et-Garonne Hautes-Alpes Drôme Alpes-Maritimes Var Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Vaucluse Bouches-du-Rhône Gard Hérault Lozère Aveyron Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Gers Pyrènèes-Atlantiques Hautes-Pyrénées Aude Pyrénées-Orientales Haute-Garonne Ariège Haute-Corse Corse-du-Sud Vereinigtes Königreich Andorra Guernsey Jersey Niederlande Belgien Luxemburg Deutschland Liechtenstein Monaco Österreich Schweiz Italien SpanienLocation of the Gers department in France
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region Occitania
prefecture Also
Sub-prefecture (s) Condom
Residents 191.091 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 31 inhabitants per km²
surface 6,256.82 km²
Arrondissements 3
Community associations 17th
Cantons 17th
Communities 461
President of the
Department Council
ISO-3166-2 code FR-32
Location of the Gers
Location of the Gers department in the Occitanie

Gers [ ʒɛːʀ or ʒɛʀs ] is the French department with serial number 32. It is located in the southwest of the country in the Occitania region and was named after the river Gers , a tributary of the Garonne .


The department arose on March 4, 1790 from parts of the former French province of Gascogne (mainly from the counties Armagnac and Condomois ). After the creation of the Tarn-et-Garonne department in 1808, some communities in the northeast had to give it up.

It belonged to the Midi-Pyrénées region from 1960 to 2015 , which was added to the Occitania region in 2016 .


Gers is located in the south-west of France in the historic province of Gascony .

The department borders on the departments Hautes-Pyrénées , Haute-Garonne , Tarn-et-Garonne , Lot-et-Garonne , Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques .

The Gers is one of the most agricultural and least populated areas in Western Europe . Because of its beautiful landscape, Gers is sometimes referred to as the Tuscany of France .

coat of arms

Description : In silver, a red lion with a red tongue out.


The inhabitants of the department are called Gersois.

The Gascognic language is a subspecies of the Occitan language strongly influenced by Basque .

Administrative division

Communes and arrondissements in the Gers department
Arrondissement Cantons Communities Residents
January 1, 2017
Density of
population / km²
Also 10 134 000000000081892.000000000081,892 1,923.50 000000000000043.000000000043 321
Condom 7th 162 000000000067041.000000000067,041 2,462.15 000000000000027.000000000027 322
Mirande 6th 165 000000000042158.000000000042,158 1,871.17 000000000000023.000000000023 323
Département Gers 17th 461 000000000191091.0000000000191.091 6,256.82 000000000000031.000000000031 32

See also:

The Tarn-et-Garonne department was re-established in 1808


The area is very rural. Some culinary specialties are:

Next to corn , rapeseed , sunflower and corn grown.


The summers are long and warm, the winters short and mild. The annual rainfall varies from more than 900 millimeters in the southwest of the department to less than 700 millimeters in the northeast ( Auch , Condom , Lectoure ).

The winters are different, with often negative temperatures, but the climate remains soft and dry, the department is one of the sunniest in France.

Summers are very hot and dry, the temperature often exceeding 40 ° C. It is also one of the hottest cities in France , along with Toulouse and Millau, with more than 300 sunny days a year.

This climate has been a strong attraction for visitors for centuries. In the area you can find several castles, medieval walled places and places of religious importance on the Way of St. James and the Via Podiensis .


The Gers department has had a partnership with the Wanzhou district of Chongqing , People's Republic of China , since 1988 .


The Gersois Charles d'Artagnan de Batz-Castelmore , better known as D'Artagnan, is the fourth musketeer from the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas .

Web links

Commons : Département Gers  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Chongqing Municipal Government

Coordinates: 43 ° 40 '  N , 0 ° 34'  E