Gers

Gers
Department
Prefecture building of the Gers department, in Auch
Prefecture building of the Gers department, in Auch
Flag of Gers
Flag
Coat of arms of Gers
Coat of arms
Location of the Gers in France
Location of the Gers in France
Coordinates: 43°39′N 0°35′E / 43°39′N 0°35′E / 43.650; 0.583 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

The Gers (French: [ʒɛʁ(s)], Occitan: [dʒɛɾs]) is a department in the Occitanie region in the southwest of France[1] named after the Gers River.

Inhabitants are called les Gersois.

History

In the Middle Ages, the Lordship of L'Isle-Jourdain was nearby.

The Gers is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Guyenne and Gascony.

In 1808 it lost Lavit on its north-eastern side to the newly created department of Tarn-et-Garonne.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Gers
aragonés: Gers
azərbaycanca: Jer (departament)
Bân-lâm-gú: Gers
беларуская: Жэр (дэпартамент)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жэр (дэпартамэнт)
català: Gers
Cebuano: Gers
dansk: Gers
davvisámegiella: Gers
Esperanto: Gers
euskara: Gers
فارسی: ژر
Gàidhlig: Gers
galego: Gers
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Gers-sén
한국어: 제르주
हिन्दी: जेर्स
Bahasa Indonesia: Gers
interlingua: Departimento Gers
italiano: Gers
Kapampangan: Gers
Kiswahili: Gers
latviešu: Žēra
Lëtzebuergesch: Departement Gers
magyar: Gers
Malagasy: Gers
मराठी: जेर
Bahasa Melayu: Gers
Nederlands: Gers (departement)
日本語: ジェール県
norsk: Gers
norsk nynorsk: Gers
پنجابی: ضلع یرس
Plattdüütsch: Gers
polski: Gers
português: Gers
română: Gers
Scots: Gers
Simple English: Gers
slovenčina: Gers (departement)
slovenščina: Gers (departma)
српски / srpski: Жерс
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Gers
suomi: Gers
svenska: Gers
Türkçe: Gers
українська: Жер
اردو: جرس
Tiếng Việt: Gers
Volapük: Gers
Winaray: Gers
粵語: 熱爾
中文: 热尔省