Lisieux

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RegionLower Normandy
DepartementCalvados
Borough13 townships
204 commons
140,504 inhabitants
TownshipsChief town of 3 townships
(30 communes,
37,792 inhabitants
InhabitantsLexovians
Population(1999)24,080 inhabitants
Population with double accounts(1999)23,166 inhabitants
Metropolitan area45,065
Agglomeration (2004)Communauté de
communes
36,085 inhabitants
Size13.07 km²

Lisieux is a commune of the Calvados département, in the Lower Normandy région, in France. Its postal code is 14100. The INSEE code is 14366.

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Administration

Lisieux amalgamated with the commune of Saint Jacob in 1960. The old INSEE code for the old commune was 14594.

The community of communes of Lisieux Pays d'Auge includes 24 communes: Beuvillers, La Boissière, Coquainvilliers, Courtonne la Meurdrac, Courtonne les Deux Églises, Glos, Hermival les Vaux, La Houblonnière, Lessard et le Chêne, Lisieux, Le Mesnil Eudes, Le Mesnil Guillaume, Le Mesnil Simon, Les Monceaux, Ouilly-le Vicomte, Le Pré d'Auge, Prêtreville, Rocques, Saint Désir, Saint Germain de Livet, Saint Jean de Livet, Saint Martin de la Lieue, Saint Martin de Mailloc and Saint Pierre des Ifs.

The city is chief town of three townships:

Religion

Catholic devotion to Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, who lived in the Carmel de Lisieux, makes it the most significant pilgrimage site in France after Lourdes.

Monuments

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Basilique de Sainte-Thérèse, Lisieux
  • Saint-Pierre cathedral (Gothic)
  • Sainte-Thérèse basilica
  • Carmel

History

The Lexovians were the tribes of Lisieux in the Gallic times. This is where the commune name comes from. It was known as Noviomagus or Noviomagus Lexoviorum in ancient times.

See also

  • Lisieux is also the name of an eminent school in Coimbatore, India.
  • Lisieux is also the name of a small village in Saskatchewan, Canada.

External links

la:Lexovium de:Lisieux

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