Viviers, Ardèche

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Viviers
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Viviers
Coat of arms
Viviers is located in France
Viviers
Viviers
Coordinates: 44°29′01″N 4°41′23″E / 44.4836°N 4.6897°E / 44.4836; 4.6897Coordinates: 44°29′01″N 4°41′23″E / 44.4836°N 4.6897°E / 44.4836; 4.6897
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Arrondissement Privas
Canton Viviers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Louvet
Area
 • Land1 34.15 km2 (13.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,867
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 07346 / 07220
Elevation 55–400 m (180–1,312 ft)
(avg. 71 m or 233 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.

Viviers (also, Viviers-sur-Rhône) is a commune in the department of Ardèche in southern France.

It is a small walled city situated on the right bank of the Rhône.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,336 —    
1968 3,389 +1.6%
1975 3,194 −5.8%
1982 3,282 +2.8%
1990 3,407 +3.8%
1999 3,413 +0.2%
2006 3,867 +13.3%

History[edit]

Viviers became the capital of the Gaulish Helvii tribe following the decline of nearby Alba-la-Romaine.

In late Roman times, it also became a bishopric and the capital of the pays Vivarais. Today, it is still the see of the bishop of Ardèche.

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