Saint-Gilles, Gard

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Saint-Gilles
West portal of the abbey church
West portal of the abbey church
Coat of arms of Saint-Gilles
Location of Saint-Gilles
Saint-Gilles is located in France
Saint-Gilles
Saint-Gilles
Saint-Gilles is located in Occitanie
Saint-Gilles
Saint-Gilles
Coordinates: 43°40′43″N 4°25′54″E / 43.6786°N 4.4317°E / 43.6786; 4.4317Coordinates: 43°40′43″N 4°25′54″E / 43.6786°N 4.4317°E / 43.6786; 4.4317
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonSaint-Gilles
IntercommunalityCA Nîmes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Eddy Valadier
Area
1
153.73 km2 (59.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
13,787
 • Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30258 /30800
Elevation0–116 m (0–381 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Gilles is a commune. It is in Occitanie in the Gard department in south France.

The abbey of Saint-Gilles was founded during the 7th century traditionally by the hermit Saint Giles (Latin: Ægidius).

It was the birthplace of Guy Foulques, Pope Clement IV (died 1268), whose birth house is now a museum of the archaeology, ethnology and ornithology of the Camargue.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Saint-Gilles is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. Retrieved 4 January 2021.