Saint-Pons-de-Thomières is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.
History [ edit ]
It is named after its patron saint, Saint
Pontius of Cimiez ( Pons de Cimiez in French), martyr under Emperor Valerian, who is venerated throughout the diocese of Montpellier.
The Abbey of St-Pons was founded in 936 by
Raymond, Count of Toulouse, who brought to it the monks of Saint Gerald of Aurillac.
papal bull of 18 February 1318, Pope John XXII raised the abbey to an episcopal see.
A Brief of 16 June 1877 authorized the bishops of
Montpellier to call themselves bishops of Montpellier, Béziers, Agde, Lodève, and Saint-Pons, in memory of the different dioceses united in the present Diocese of Montpellier.
Population [ edit ]
Historical population of Saint-Pons-de-Thomières
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