The Gers (French: [ʒɛʁ(s)]; Occitan: [dʒɛɾs]) is a department in the Occitanie region in the southwest of France named after the Gers River.
Inhabitants are called les Gersois.
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.