Ners

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Ners
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Ners
Coordinates: 44°01′38″N4°09′34″E / 44.0272°N 4.1594°E / 44.0272; 4.1594 Coordinates: 44°01′38″N4°09′34″E / 44.0272°N 4.1594°E / 44.0272; 4.1594
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gard
Arrondissement Alès
Canton Quissac
Intercommunality Région de Vézénobres
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Patrice Pupet
Area1 4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 672
  Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 30188 /30360
Elevation 79–181 m (259–594 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Gard Department of France in Occitanie

Gard is a department in Southern France, located in the Occitanie region. It had a population of 742,006 as of 2016; its prefeture is Nîmes. The department is named after the Gardon River; the Occitan name of the river, Gard, has been replacing the French name in recent decades, both administratively and among French speakers.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

History

Ners is part of a territory inhabited long before the Roman presence in the region.

The village is located along the ancient road 'voie Régordane' going from Saint-Gilles to Puy-en-Velay. Along this road traders, pilgrims, crusaders and knights crossed the river Gardon.

Saint-Gilles, Gard Commune in Occitanie, France

Saint-Gilles or Saint-Gilles-du-Gard is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Gardon river in southern France

The Gardon or Gard is a river in southern France. It is the namesake of the department of Gard. Several of its tributaries are also called Gardon.

In 1211 Ners is first time reported as a place of residence with the "castrum nercium" - a watchtower of the twelfth century. This tower was probably constructed as an outpost to the village of Vezenobres as well as to protect the few inhabitants of the village. The tower was gradually expanded and in 1480 it retained its castle walls and is to be considered the oldest building in the village.

Etymology

Etymologically the name can be derived from "Nertius", a Gallo-Roman person with great prestige in ancient times. A manuscript from 1247 mentions the name "Nercium" and in 1547 "Ners".

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1789425    
1856561+32.0%
1901403−28.2%
1954354−12.2%
1962347−2.0%
1968357+2.9%
1975362+1.4%
1982473+30.7%
1990544+15.0%
1999618+13.6%
2008672+8.7%

See also

Communes of the Gard department Wikimedia list article

This is a list of the 351 communes of the Gard department of France.

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