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Coat of arms of Théziers
Coat of arms
Théziers is located in France
Coordinates: 43°54′00″N 4°37′18″E / 43.9°N 4.6217°E / 43.9; 4.6217Coordinates: 43°54′00″N 4°37′18″E / 43.9°N 4.6217°E / 43.9; 4.6217
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Aramon
Intercommunality Pont du Gard
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Carriere
 • Land1 11.34 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,016
 • Population2 density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30328 / 30390
Elevation 10–129 m (33–423 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Théziers is a commune in the Gard department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.


Théziers was founded in the 6th century BC by Greek colonists, who, after they had founded the coastal town of Marseille (Greek: Μασσαλία), advanced inland to found smaller colonies in the periphery. The ancient name of the town was Tedusia (Greek: Θεδουσία), under which the town was known during the Roman times. It was a fortified settlement situated on a hill, which was captured by the Celts during their invasions in the 2nd century BC. Gradually the Romans occupied the Gaul and expelled the Celts, while the settlement evolved as a Gallo-Roman village.


Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 640 —    
1968 678 +5.9%
1975 659 −2.8%
1982 674 +2.3%
1990 844 +25.2%
1999 883 +4.6%
2008 1,016 +15.1%

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