Embrun, Hautes-Alpes


Embrun, Hautes-Alpes

:"There is also an Embrun in Ontario, Canada."French commune
nomcommune=Embrun
Porch of the lions| région=Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
département=Hautes-Alpes
arrondissement=Gap
canton=Embrun
insee= 05046
cp= 05200
gentilé=
maire= Chantal Eyméoud
mandat= 2001-2008
intercomm=Embrun
longitude=6.49611111111
latitude=44.5658333333
alt moy= 871 m
alt mini= 778
alt maxi= 2800 m
hectares=3639
km²= 36.39
sans= 6703
date-sans=1999
dens=
date-dens=1999

Embrun (Latin: Ebrodunum, Ebrudunum [Barrington|17 and notes] , and Eburodunum [Barrington|17 and notes] ) is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Description

It is located between Gap and Briançon and at the eastern end of the largest artificial lake in Europe: the Lac de Serre-Ponçon.

The town of Embrun, Canada was named after Embrun in 1856.

History

Ebrodunum (polytonic|Ἐβρόδουνον in Greek language sources), was the name under which Embrun entered written history. There is some variation in the writing of the first part of the name. It is Epebrodunum in Strabo's text, but later translaters corrected it. Strabo (iv.) says that from Tarasco to the borders of the Vocontii and the beginning of the ascent of the Alps, through the Druentia and Caballio, is 63 miles; and from thence to the other boundaries of the Vocontii, to the kingdom of Cottius (the Alpes Cottiae), to the village of Ebrodunum, 99 miles. Ebrodunum was in the country of the Caturiges, and just on the borders of the Vocontii, as it appears.

The position of Ebrodunum is easily determined by the itineraries and the name. Ptolemy (iii. 1) mentions Eborodunum as the city of the Caturiges, and no other. In the Jerusalem Itinerary Ebrodunum is called "Mansio", like Caturiges (modern Chorges), which was also in the territory of the Caturiges. There are Roman remains at Chorges, and none are mentioned at Embrun, though it appears that the cathedral of Embrun is built on the site of a Roman temple, or that some of the materials of a temple were used for it.Liam Mcelroy

Ecclesiastical history

ee also

* Écrins National Park

References

*SmithDGRG
*Catholic [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06378a.htm Gap]

ources and external links

* [http://www.premiumwanadoo.com/otembrun/ Embrun Office of Tourism]


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