Place:Auch, Gers, France

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NameAuch
Alt namesAugusta Auscorumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 34; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 91
Auscitana civitassource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 34
Aushsource: Wikipedia
Civitas Ausciussource: Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) p 124
Climberissource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 34
Climberrumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 34
Elimberissource: Shaver-Crandell and Gerson, Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela (1995) p 124
Elimberrumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 34; Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 342
TypeCommune
Coordinates43.667°N 0.6°E
Located inGers, France
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Auch (; Gascon: Aush or Aux ) is a commune in southwestern France. Located in the region of Midi-Pyrénées, it is the capital of the Gers department. Auch is the historical capital of Gascony.

History

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Auch is a very ancient town, whose settlement was noted by the Romans during their conquest of the area in the . At that time, it was settled by an Aquitanian tribe known to the Romans as the Ausci. Their name for the town was Climberrum or Elimberris. This has been tentatively etymologized from the Iberian iltir ("town, oppidum") and a cognate of the Basque berri ("new"), although another Iberian settlement in Granada recorded by the Romans as "Iliberi" probably had no contact with proto-Basque speaking peoples. Following their conquest, the Romans renamed the town Augusta Auscorum or Ausciorum ("Augusta of the Ausci"). Augusta Auscorum was one of the twelve civitates of the province of Novempopulana (Gascony) and became the provincial capital after the 409 destruction of Eauze by the Vandals.

The common term Augusta was eventually dropped and the name evolved into the modern Gascon Aush and French Auch.

The town became the seat of a Catholic archdiocese which lasted until the French Revolution. Its archbishops claimed the title of Primate of Aquitaine, Novempopulana, and Navarre.

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