The inhabitants of the department are called les Gersois.
The culture is largely agricultural, with great emphasis on the local gastronomical specialties such as:
There has been a heavy influence of waves of both British and Spanish immigrants.
List of the 10 most important cities of the departement:
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The winters vary, with often negative temperatures, but the climate remains soft all the same and dry, the department is one of sunniest of France.
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.
According to recent data tourism represents annually:
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