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The commune of Gavarnie, and Cirque de Gavarnie
The commune of Gavarnie, and Cirque de Gavarnie
Coat of arms of Gavarnie
Coat of arms
Gavarnie is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Gavarnie is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 42°44′06″N 0°00′36″W / 42.735°N 0.01°W / 42.735; -0.01Coordinates: 42°44′06″N 0°00′36″W / 42.735°N 0.01°W / 42.735; -0.01
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Argelès-Gazost
Canton La Vallée des Gaves
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Mr. Bruzeau
Area1 82.54 km2 (31.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 160
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 65188 /65120
Elevation 1,200–3,298 m (3,937–10,820 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gavarnie is a former commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Gavarnie-Gèdre.[1] Gavarnie is known for the Cirque de Gavarnie, and the Gavarnie Falls in it, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pyrénées – Mont Perdu.

The Prime Meridian passes through Gavarnie.

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 18 December 2015

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