Condom, Gers facts for kids
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|97.37 km2 (37.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||71.141/km2 (184.254/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||62–190 m (203–623 ft)
(avg. 82 m or 269 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Despite their similar names, the condom was neither invented nor developed in the commune of Condom.
Name of the city
The name Condom comes from the Gaulish (an ancient Celtic language spoken in parts of Europe) words condate-ó-magos which means "market of the confluence". Condatómagos evolved into Condatóm and then into Conddóm. Condom was first recorded in Latin in the 10th century as Condomus or Condomium.
After the colonization of the area by the Romans, the Abbey of Saint Pierre was built in 1011. During the Hundred Years' War, the city was taken twice by the English. The Saint Pierre Cathedral was begun in 1507.
Way of St. James
Condom is a town on the Via Podiensis (the Le Puy Route), one of the three major French pilgrimage routes of the Way of St. James. This particular route begins in Le Puy and ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Pilgrims came to Condom from Miradoux and continue on to Larressingle.
Condom is a commune found along the Baïse river, between Armagnac and Agenais. Condom is the main town of the Condomès or Ténarèze region.
Condom is surrounded by the communes:
- Gers department: Gazaupouy, Castelnau-sur-l'Auvignon, Caussens, Béraut, Maignaut-Tauzia, Cassaigne, Larressingle and Larroque-sur-l'Osse,
- Lot-et-Garonne department: Lannes et Moncrabeau.
|Larroque-sur-l'Osse||Castelnau-sur-l'Auvignon and Caussens|
|Larressingle||Maignaut-Tauzia and Cassaigne||Béraut|
The climate of Condom, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.
With a population of 6,927, Condom has a population density of 71 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Condom are known, in French, as Condomois (women: Condomoises).
Places of interest
Some of places of interest are:
- Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Condom (Saint Peter's Cathedral)
- The cloister of the Cathedral.
- Saint-Jacques church
- Musée de l'Armagnac, a museum of the Armagnac drink.
Cloister of the Cathedral, Condom
Condom is twinned with:
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