Gers is a department in the Occitanie region in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. 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. Located in southwestern France, the Gers is part of the Occitanie region. It is surrounded by the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
The summers are very hot and dry, the temperatures often is exceeding 40°. Auch is together with Toulouse and Millau one of the hottest cities of France, with often more than 300 sunny days in the year.
The culture is largely agricultural, with great emphasis on the local gastronomical specialties such as:
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|Visa requirements||Visa is not needed for EU citizens.|
|Area (km2)||6,257 km2|