Vic-Fezensac

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Vic-Fezensac
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vic-Fezensac
Coat of arms
Vic-Fezensac is located in France
Vic-Fezensac
Vic-Fezensac
Coordinates: 43°45′34″N 0°18′15″E / 43.7594°N 0.3042°E / 43.7594; 0.3042Coordinates: 43°45′34″N 0°18′15″E / 43.7594°N 0.3042°E / 43.7594; 0.3042
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Gers
Arrondissement Auch
Canton Vic-Fezensac
Intercommunality Artagnan en Fézensac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sanroma
Area
 • Land1 53.94 km2 (20.83 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,628
 • Population2 density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 32462 / 32190
Elevation 102–231 m (335–758 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Vic-Fezensac (Occitan: Vic en Fesensac) is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The Auzoue flows north through the western part of the commune and forms most of its north-western border.

The Osse flows north through the middle of the commune and crosses the town.

It is in the Côtes de Gascogne wine region.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 3,605 —    
1968 4,109 +14.0%
1975 4,111 +0.0%
1982 3,978 −3.2%
1990 3,683 −7.4%
1999 3,614 −1.9%
2008 3,628 +0.4%

Events[edit]

Vic-Fezensac is renowned for the bullfights that take place throughout the weekend of Pentecost. On that occasion tens of thousands of people gather all night long over the weekend in the tiny streets of the city. It is the first big "feria" of the year in Southwestern France. Small bodegas crowded with people are open until the morning comes, "bandas" (bands of popular Basque or Gascon music) goes on the streets.

At the end of July the Tempo Latino salsa festival takes place. Night markets ("marchés de nuit") are also held in summer.

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