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Coordinates: 43°50′16″N 4°03′50″E / 43.8378°N 4.0639°E / 43.8378; 4.0639Coordinates: 43°50′16″N 4°03′50″E / 43.8378°N 4.0639°E / 43.8378; 4.0639{{#coordinates:43.8378|4.0639|type:city(371)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Languedoc-Roussillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Gard</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Nîmes</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Sommières</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays de Sommières</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2001–2008) </th><td> Yves Bez</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2008)2</th><td> 371</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 71/km2 (180/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 30144 / 30250</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Lecques is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

It is built on rising ground, on the west bank of the River Vidourle, Script error: No such module "convert". to the north and upstream of Sommières. The village centre is on a rocky outcrop, that overhangs the banks of the river.[1] Steps lead down to the bridge. Its elevation means it is protected from the 'Vidourlades' or violent floods, for example, that of 9 September 2002.[2] There are remains of the ramparts, the narrow medieval streets and a church.

Etymology

The name 'Lecques' comes from a Celtic word 'leucas' meaning settlement by a marker post on an ancient track.[1]

Population

Lecques
View of Lecques from the south
View of Lecques from the south
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962191—    
1968203+6.3%
1975165−18.7%
1982182+10.3%
1990215+18.1%
1999216+0.5%
2008371+71.8%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Interpretation board erected by the Intercommunality
  2. ^ Interpretation board erected by the Syndicat interdepartmental d'Aménagement du Vidoule

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