Last modified: 2013-02-24 by ivan sache
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Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Haute-Garonne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarn-et-Garonne
Area: 6,257 km2
Population (2007): 182,500 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Condom, Mirande
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 31 cantons, 463 communes.
The department is named after river Gers (178 km),
tributary of the Garonne.
On 4 November 1808, the canton of Lavit was transferred from the department of Gers to the new department of Tarn-et-Garonne. On 5 February 1850, the municipality of Labastide-d'Armagnac was transferred from the department of Gers to the department of Landes.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009