Viviers, Ardèche

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Viviers
Commune
Viviers - Le village et la cathédrale.JPG
Coat of arms of Viviers
Coat of arms
Viviers is located in France
Viviers
Viviers
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Viviers is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentArdèche
ArrondissementPrivas
CantonBourg-Saint-Andéol
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Lavis
Area134.15 km2 (13.19 sq mi)
Population (2008)23,867
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code07346 /07220
Elevation55–400 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
YearPop.±%
19623,336—    
19683,389+1.6%
19753,194−5.8%
19823,282+2.8%
19903,407+3.8%
19993,413+0.2%
20063,867+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.

In the 6th century, Venant de Viviers served as the Bishop of Viviers.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Beaunier, Recueil Historique, Chronologique, Et Topographique, Des Archevechez, Evêchez, Abbayes Et Prieurez De France, Tant D'Hommes, Que De Filles, De Nomination Et Collation Royale, Mesnier, 1726, p. 1006 [1]

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