Éauze

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Éauze
Eauze Gers 7.jpg
Coat of arms of Éauze
Coat of arms
Éauze is located in France
Éauze
Éauze
Coordinates: 43°51′44″N 0°06′07″E / 43.8623°N 00.102°E / 43.8623; 00.102Coordinates: 43°51′44″N 0°06′07″E / 43.8623°N 00.102°E / 43.8623; 00.102
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Gers
Arrondissement Condom
Canton Éauze
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Gabas
Area
 • Land1 72.00 km2 (27.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,935
 • Population2 density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 32119 / 32800
Elevation 106–193 m (348–633 ft)
(avg. 126 m or 413 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.

Éauze is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

Éauze takes its names from the Gaulish Aquitani tribe of the Elusates.

The ancient bishopric of Éauze (or Elusa) in Gaul was united with the episcopal see of Auch probably in the 9th century. Its Latin name, Elusa, is identical to that of a titular see of Palaestina Tertia, suffragan of Petra.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 5,230 —    
1800 3,618 −30.8%
1806 3,692 +2.0%
1821 3,698 +0.2%
1831 3,564 −3.6%
1841 3,840 +7.7%
1846 3,915 +2.0%
1851 4,082 +4.3%
1856 4,274 +4.7%
1861 4,255 −0.4%
1866 4,397 +3.3%
1872 4,362 −0.8%
1876 4,237 −2.9%
1881 4,380 +3.4%
1886 4,225 −3.5%
1891 4,110 −2.7%
1896 4,175 +1.6%
1901 4,012 −3.9%
1906 3,797 −5.4%
1911 3,592 −5.4%
1921 3,361 −6.4%
1926 3,482 +3.6%
1931 3,513 +0.9%
1936 3,620 +3.0%
1946 3,661 +1.1%
1954 3,612 −1.3%
1962 3,664 +1.4%
1968 4,010 +9.4%
1975 4,393 +9.6%
1982 4,298 −2.2%
1990 4,137 −3.7%
1999 3,881 −6.2%
2008 3,935 +1.4%

Sights[edit]

Éauze Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Luperculus, who is said to have been a bishop here in the third century before being martyred.

Events[edit]

Éauze has a market on Thursday mornings and there is also a separate poultry and rabbit market.

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