Eauze (French pronunciation: ​[eoz]; Gascon: Eusa) is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Éauze
The town hall in Eauze
The town hall in Eauze
Coat of arms of Éauze
Coat of arms
Location of Éauze
Éauze is located in France
Éauze
Éauze
Éauze is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementCondom
CantonArmagnac-Ténarèze
IntercommunalityGrand Armagnac
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Gabas[1]
Area
1
72.00 km2 (27.80 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
3,942
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32119 /32800
Elevation106–193 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.

HistoryEdit

Located in the heart of south-west France, 130 kilometers from the Spanish border, Eauze is originally a proto-Basque city that became Roman. It was the capital of the Roman province of Novempopulania until the eighth century. Its Latin name, Elusa, is identical to that of a titular see of Palaestina Tertia, suffragan of Petra.

GeographyEdit

Eauze is twinned with Ampuero (Spain).

ClimateEdit

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. In winter, frosts can be large and reach a minimum early morning temperature of -5 °C. On the other hand, summers are favorable to the strong heat and the proximity of the ocean accentuates the temperatures felt which regularly reach 35 to 38 °C. In spring and autumn, temperatures range from 12 to 27 °C.

Sites of interestEdit

Éauze Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Luperculus, who is said to have been a bishop here in the third century before being martyred.

EventsEdit

Éauze has a market on Thursday mornings and there is also a separate poultry and rabbit market.

 
Eauze and its surrounding communes

PopulationEdit

 
Wood framed houses in Eauze
Historical population
YearPop.±%
20063,923—    
20073,929+0.2%
20083,935+0.2%
20093,953+0.5%
20104,092+3.5%
20114,020−1.8%
20123,949−1.8%
20133,877−1.8%
20143,851−0.7%
20153,869+0.5%
20163,894+0.6%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Missing or empty |title= (help) [1]

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