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see GadaraGadara
, ancient city of the Decapolis, the modern Umm Qays (Jordan), SE of the Sea of Galilee. Extensive ruins mark the site. This Gadara must be distinguished from Gadara, the capital of Perea, which was destroyed by Vespasian in 68 B.C.
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The setting is somewhere on or by the Sea of Galilee, in a place that is called by a variety of names including Gergesa, Gennesaret or Gerasa.
El-Kursi is thought to be Gergesa, the site of Jesus' encounter with "Legion" the demoniac.