Eauze

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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 Occitanie
Department Gers
Arrondissement Condom
Canton Éauze
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Gabas
Area1 72.00 km2 (27.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,935
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

Eauze (pronounced Éauze) is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

History[edit]

Eauze 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.

Geography[edit]

Eauze and its surrounding communes

Eauze is twinned with Ampuero (Spain).

Climate[edit]

The weather is typical of the southwestern French climate, characterized by an oceanic influence and high temperatures in summer. The annual sunshine is around 2,000 hours.

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%

Sites of interest[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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