Aix, Corrèze

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The Barricade stream from Road D1089
The Barricade stream from Road D1089
Coat of arms of Aix
Coat of arms
Aix is located in France
Coordinates: 45°37′01″N 2°23′00″E / 45.6169°N 2.3833°E / 45.6169; 2.3833Coordinates: 45°37′01″N 2°23′00″E / 45.6169°N 2.3833°E / 45.6169; 2.3833
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Ussel
Canton Eygurande
Intercommunality Pays d'Eygurande
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Couzelas
 • Land1 48.02 km2 (18.54 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 386
 • Population2 density 8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 19002 / 19200
Elevation 650–880 m (2,130–2,890 ft)
(avg. 850 m or 2,790 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Aix (Ais in Occitan) is a French commune in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region of central France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aixois or Aixoises [1]


Aix is located some 50 km south-west of Clermont-Ferrand. The south eastern section of the commune is traversed by the TransEuroppienne Motorway (E70 / A89). Exit No. 24 is just next to the border and this exit to the north connects the motorway to the Highway D1089 which runs fairly parallel to the motorway from Ussel in the south-west to Merlines in the north-east passing through the heart of the commune. To reach the village of Aix it is possible to take the D40E2 which branches from the D1089 south-west of the commune and goes directly to the town. The town can also be accessed from the west on the D49 from Saint-Pardoux-le-Vieux which, after passing through the town, continues east to link with the D1089. There is also Highway D91 from the north as well as many small country roads.

The railway at the Farget bridge on the D49

To the south-east of the town about 1.5 km in a direct line is the railway station of La Marsalouse which is served by TER Limousin and TER Auvergne trains which link Clermont-Ferrand to Gare de Limoges-Bénédictins and Gare de Brive-la-Gaillarde. TER buses also connect Aix and La Marsalouse to Ussel and Montlucon town, this route having been transferred to the road on 29 February 2008.

There are many forests covering the commune with approximately 50% forest and 50% farmland.

The Barricade stream at route D1089

The commune is covered by numerous streams including the Dozanne, the Sarsonne, the Dognon, the Jaloustre, the Barricade, and many others. Most of these flow into the Chavanon river which forms the border between the Correze and Puy-de-Dome departments in the south-east.[2]

Neighbouring communes and towns[2][edit]


Arms of Aix

Azure, a wolf passant of Or and a quarter at sinister chief chequey in gules and Or.


List of Successive Mayors of Aix

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Françoise Couzelas[3]

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 386 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
1,110 968 1,027 990 1,090 1,111 1,161 1,200 1,184
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
1,096 1,066 1,057 1,124 1,214 1,108 1,124 1,172 1,051
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,071 1,043 970 816 797 719 703 628 544
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 - -
537 431 373 371 325 307 386 - -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Aix

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Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
  2. ^ In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE