Gargas, Vaucluse

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Coordinates: 43°54′09″N5°21′34″E / 43.9025°N 5.3594°E / 43.9025; 5.3594 Coordinates: 43°54′09″N5°21′34″E / 43.9025°N 5.3594°E / 43.9025; 5.3594
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Apt
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Laurence le Roy [1]
Area
1
14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [2]
3,039
  Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84047 /84400
Elevation201–461 m (659–1,512 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gargas is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. The writer Raymond Jean (1925–2012) died in Gargas.

Gargas is the site of old ochre mining operations. In 2009 the Mine d'Ocre de Bruoux was opened for tourists.

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.