Alès facts for kids
|Subprefecture and commune|
|Area1||23.16 km2 (8.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,726.8/km2 (4,472.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||30007 /30100|
|Elevation||116–356 m (381–1,168 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
|Website||Mairie de Alès|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It was formerly known as Alais.
Since the creation of the Gard department on 4 March 1790, Alès has been a subprefecture of the department.
Alès is at 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-northwest of Nîmes, in a curve (meander) of the Le Gardon d'Alès river, which half surrounds it. It is at the foot of the Cévennes, near the Cévennes National Park.
The commune of Alès is surrounded by the communes Saint-Jean-du-Pin, Saint-Martin-de-Valgalgues, Saint-Privat-des-Vieux, Cendras, Saint-Christol-lès-Alès and Saint-Hilaire-de-Brethmas.
The city from the Ermitage hill.
The inhabitants of Alès are known, in French, as Alésiens (women: Alésiennes).
With a population of 39,993, Alès has a population density of 1,727 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Alès
Alès forms, with other 21 communes, the urban area of Alès with a population of 94,622 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 306.6 km2 (118.4 sq mi). This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Alès, formed by 52 communes with a population of 114,137 inhabitants and an area of 653.9 km2 (252.5 sq mi).
- Alès-1, with 32,289 inhabitants (2014).
- Alès-2, with 29,141 inhabitants (2014).
- Alès-3, with 26,871 inhabitants (2014).
It is part of the intercommunality Alès Agglomération.
Alès is twinned with:
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