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A view of Théziers
A view of Théziers
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 Occitanie
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Aramon
Intercommunality Pont du Gard
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Carriere
Area1 11.34 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,016
 • Density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 Occitanie 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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