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  1. city



  • /gɑːɽ/, /gɑːɾ/


  1. farm, estate, land
  2. courtyard

Alternative spellings



Dacian *garda (<PIE *ghordh-os). A substratum word, akin to Albanian gardh


gard f and m

Extensive Definition

Gard (Occitan: Gard) is a département located in southern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is named after the river Gardon (or Gard).


The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times. It was crossed by the Via Domitia, which was constructed in 118 BC.
Gard is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the ancient province of Languedoc.


Gard is part of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon and is surrounded by the department of Hérault, Lozère, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, and Ardèche.
The highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual.
Serious flooding has occurred in the department in recent years.


Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park.
There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct.
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gard in Tajik: Департаменти Гар
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