Fourcès

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Fourcès
Fourcès Gers 13.jpg
Coat of arms of Fourcès
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gers
Arrondissement Condom
Canton Montréal
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Bellot
Area1 23.72 km2 (9.16 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 290
 • Density 12.23/km2 (31.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 32133 /32250
Elevation 64–180 m (210–591 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)

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

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

Fourcès is a commune in southwestern France. It is more precisely in Gascony, in the Gers department, in the region Midi-Pyrénées.

Demography[change | change source]

This graph indicates the population of Fourcès over time (source: INSEE).

In 2005 there were 295 inhabitants (2005).

Character, monuments and history of the canton[change | change source]

Fourcès is a typical medieval bastide, a little village where the houses are built in a circle to allow a proper defence.

Because of its landscapes and its vineyards the Gers is now and then called by some the "Tuscany of France". The summers are long and warm; the winters are soft and short.

In the neighbourhood are numerous old castles, little medieval walled villages, small cities built around castles and "sacred" places, because the Via Podiensis and the Way of St. James of Compostela are going through the Montréal and left their traces.