Ardèche

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Ardèche
Department

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Location of Ardèche in France
Coordinates: 44°40′N 4°25′E / 44.667°N 4.417°E / 44.667; 4.417Coordinates: 44°40′N 4°25′E / 44.667°N 4.417°E / 44.667; 4.417
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Privas
Subprefectures Largentière
Tournon-sur-Rhône
Government
 • President of the General Council Pascal Terrasse (PS)
Area1
 • Total 5,529 km2 (2,135 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 309,456
 • Rank 76th
 • Density 55.970/km2 (144.961/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 07
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 33
Communes 339

^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Ardèche (Occitan and Arpitan: Ardecha) is a department in the center of southern France. It was named after the Ardèche River.

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