|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Yves Huez|
|• Land1||6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09012 / 09250|
|Elevation||744–2,168 m (2,441–7,113 ft)
(avg. 930 m or 3,050 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.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Pynarols or Pynaroles
Appy is located some 15 km south-east of Tarascon-sur-Ariège and 12 km north-west of Ax-les-Thermes. Access is by the D20 road from Axiat in the east passing through the village and continuing to Caychax in the west. Appy is a remote mountainous commune, heavily forested in the south and west, with the rest alpine terrain.
In the north of the commune is the Etang d'Appy from which flows the Ruisseau de Lac d'Appy towards the south-west to join the Ruisseau de Caychax which joins the Ariège at Albiès. The eastern boundary of the commune is formed by the Ruisseau de Girabel which flows south joining with other streams to join the Ariege at Urs. The Ruisseau de Camelong rises north of the village and flows south-east to join the Ruisseau de la Cassagne.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
The village became almost uninhabited, so much so that there was a period of 64 years without a marriage: there was a marriage in 1946 then one in 2010 which was the subject of an article in La Dépêche du Midi.
In 2009 the commune had 27 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
- Communes of the Ariège department
- Appy on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes 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.
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