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Flag of Ardèche
Flag
Coat of arms of Ardèche
Coat of arms
Location of Ardèche in France
Location of Ardèche in France
CountryFrance
RegionRhône-Alpes
PrefecturePrivas
SubprefecturesLargentière
Tournon-sur-Rhône
Government
 • President of the General CouncilPascal Terrasse (PS)
Area
 • Total5,529 km2 (2,135 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total309,456
 • Rank76th
 • Density55.970/km2 (144.961/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number07
Arrondissements3
Cantons33
Communes339
^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Ardèche (Occitan and Arpitan: Ardecha) is a department in the center of southern France. It was named after the Ardèche River.

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