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Saint Lizier

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Country  France
Department  Ariège
Intercommunality  Saint-Girons
Area  9.01 km²
Local time  Tuesday 10:40 PM
Region  Occitanie
Canton  Saint-Lizier
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  1,592 (1999)
Arrondissement  Saint-Girons
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Weather  12°C, Wind S at 5 km/h, 70% Humidity

Saint-Lizier is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

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Map of 09190 Saint-Lizier, France

History

Saint-Lizier has a rich history stretching back to pre Gallo-Roman times. In 72 BC, Pompey, returning from his triumphs in Spain against Sertorius, stopped here. He gathered together the ancient tribes of the area under the name Consorani. The ramparts seen today date from 3rd century AD and enclose the oppidum.

During the fifth century the citadel became an episcopal see, the oldest in the Ariège area. Its first bishop is thought to have been Saint Valier.

The town is named in honor of its 6th Century bishop Lycerius, canonized as Saint Lizier, a bishop who participated in the Council of Agde in 506.

Population

Inhabitants of Saint-Lizier are called Licérois.

References

Saint-Lizier Wikipedia


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