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Church of St. Peter in Armissan
Church of St. Peter in Armissan
Coat of arms of Armissan
Coat of arms
Armissan is located in France
Coordinates: 43°11′17″N 3°05′50″E / 43.1881°N 3.0972°E / 43.1881; 3.0972Coordinates: 43°11′17″N 3°05′50″E / 43.1881°N 3.0972°E / 43.1881; 3.0972
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Coursan
Intercommunality Le Grand Narbonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Kerfyser
 • Land1 12.51 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,547
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 11014 / 11110
Elevation 3–195 m (9.8–639.8 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.

Armissan (Occitan: Armissan) is a French commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Armissannais or Armissannaises [1]


Armissan is part of the urban area of Narbonne and is located just 2 km east of the city immediately south of Vinassan and inside the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne. Access to the commune is by road D68 from Narbonne passing through the town and continuing south-east to join the D168 to Narbonne-Plage at the southern border of the commune. The D168 from Narbonne to Narbonne-Plage also passes through the south of the commune. There is also the D31 going south from Vinasson through the west of the commune to join the D32. The A9 autoroute passes through the west of the commune but has no exit - the nearest exit is Exit 37 at Narbonne. The commune has large forests in teh south-west and in the north with the rest of the commune farmland.[2]

The Ruisseau Mayral with many tributaries flows through the village west to join a network of canals west of the A9.

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]



Arms of Armissan

Ermine, in fesse fusilly Or and Azure.


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Gérard Kerfyser

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 1,547 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
281 472 418 443 439 493 511 520 526
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
545 582 685 633 725 905 921 917 873
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
905 859 796 804 846 851 738 576 609
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
636 713 687 935 1,252 1,211 - 1,547 -

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

Population of Armissan


The commune is part of the Languedoc AOC.

Sites and monuments[edit]

Remain of Saint Peter's church
  • Remains of the Church of Saint Peter[4]
  • The Chateau of Armissan

See also[edit]

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, 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.


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aude (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ French Ministry of Culture Notice PA00102538 Remains of the Church of St. Peter (French)