Arvigna

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Arvigna
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Arvigna
Coat of arms
Arvigna is located in France
Arvigna
Arvigna
Coordinates: 43°03′49″N 1°43′59″E / 43.0636°N 1.7331°E / 43.0636; 1.7331Coordinates: 43°03′49″N 1°43′59″E / 43.0636°N 1.7331°E / 43.0636; 1.7331
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Pamiers-Est
Intercommunality Pays de Pamiers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Jean-François Naudi
Area
 • Land1 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 215
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09022 / 09100
Elevation 279–490 m (915–1,608 ft)
(avg. 650 m or 2,130 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.

Arvigna is a French commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arvignais or Arvignaises.[1]

Geography[edit]

Arvigna is a commune in the Pre-Pyrenees located some 11 km south-east of Pamiers and 12 km west by south-west of Mirepoix. Access to the commune is by the D12 road from Vira in the south-west passing through the commune east of the village and continuing to join the D119 north of the commune. There are extensive forests in the commune covering about 40% of the land area with the rest farmland.[2]

The Douctouyre river flows along the edge of the forests in the north-east of the commune from south-east to north and it continues north to join the Hers near Vals. Four streams rise in the commune and flow north-east to join the Douctouyre in the commune - the Ruisseau de Lafage, the Ruisseau de Truffet, an unnamed stream, and the Ruisseau de Minguet. The western border is delineated by an unnamed stream which flows north to join Le Canal south of Saint-Amadou.[2]

Places and Hamlets[edit]

The population is mostly split between four hamlets (Languit, Menet, Roubichou, les Bordes) which are scattered around the Town hall and the school. The church is on the slopes of Cantegril hill above Arvigna village. There are eight other hamlets in the commune:[3]

  • Le Castel
  • Marty
  • Minguet
  • Monge
  • Peres
  • Le Pioy
  • La Rose
  • Le Soula
  • En Terraine

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Arvigna
Blazon:

Or, 3 chevrons of Sable debruised by a castle Gules towered at centre turreted port open, windowed and masoned in Sable, bordure in Vert.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
1965 1977 Georges Chaubet SE
1977 1987 Pierre Naudi SE Farmer
1987 1995 André Jalibert SE Farmer
1995 2008 Jacques Mirouse PS Retired
2008 2020 Jean-François Naudi SE Farmer

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2010 the commune had 215 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
375 335 396 420 404 415 426 394 394
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
411 355 364 350 353 350 296 293 277
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
272 235 226 208 202 192 182 174 168
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
146 132 127 154 149 156 184 215 -

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


Population of Arvigna

Sites and Monuments[edit]

There are four structures registered as historical monuments in Arvigna. These are:

  • War memorial (20th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5] This memorial is located inside the walls of the church.
  • Funeral Chapel of the Barrière family (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • Wayside Cross at Roubichou (1813)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
  • Parish Church of Saint-Vincent and Saint-Martial (14th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]

The Church of Saint-Vincent and Saint-Martial contains many items that have been registered as historical objects. These are:

  • Funeral Cross of Father Louis Richard (20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
  • Cemetery Cross (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
  • The surroundings of the war memorial including the large statues of Saint Joan of Arc and Saint Germaine of Pibrac with their Corbels (20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
  • 2 Altar Towers (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
  • Cape and Cloth of Gold (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
  • 4 sides of the processional dais (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]
  • Exhibition veil of the sacremental saint: IHS (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[15]
  • Processional banner: Baby Jesus blessing the world (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[16]
  • Baptismal fonts and a sculpture of the baptism of Christ (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[17]
  • Secondary Altar of the Virgin, Altar tombstone, Altar seating, Tabernacle, and small statue: Virgin of the Sacred Heart (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
  • Harmonium (19th-20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
  • Main Altar, Altar tombstone, Altar seating, and Tabernacle (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]
  • Collection plate (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[21]
  • Stoup: 3 anthropomorphic heads (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[22]
  • Stoup (on a footing) (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[23]
  • Family pew (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[24]
  • Sacristy furniture (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[25]
  • 4 Funeral candlesticks (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[26]
  • Altar Cross: Christ on the cross (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[27]
  • Chalice with its Paten (20th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[28]
  • Solar Monstrance (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[29]
  • Mortuary cloth: with deaths-heads insignia (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[30]
  • Mortuary cloth (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[31]
  • Aube (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[32]
  • Paddle: IHS (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[33]
  • Paddle: IHS (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[34]
  • Statuette: Virgin and child (18th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[35]
  • Pair of paintings: Saint Vincent and Saint Martial (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[36]
  • Altar table with its frame: Calvary St. Peter and St. Martial (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[37]
  • 4 Stained glass windows (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[38]
  • The Church furnitureLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[39]
  • 4 paintings on the processional dais (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[40]

Local life, tourism and associations[edit]

Local life[edit]

School: an inter-communal educational grouping (RPI) for the Douctouyre Valley groups together the communes of Arvigna, Calzan, Vira, [Dun], Lieurac, and Carla-de-Roquefort. Five classes are open, including one at Arvigna with a canteen service and a CLAE. There is a leisure centre that operates on Wednesdays and during the holidays at Dun.

Tourism[edit]

There are two rural Gîtes (apartments), a Hiking or Mountain bike trail 7 km long trail which is an Earth Society (maquisards and guerrillas) path starting from the hamlet of Minguet to the site of a former Cathar castle (not restored).

Associations[edit]

The Festival Committee of Arvigna
  • The Festival Committee organises various annual events, local festivals and fireworks. It includes many people from the commune and elsewhere, young and old.
  • Hunting Association
  • Walking group: Les Caminaïres

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Ariège (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ Géoportail, IGN (French)
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA09000072 War memorial (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA09000186 Funeral Chapel of the Barrière family (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09001045 Wayside cross at Roubichou (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA09000052 Church of Saint-Vincent and Saint-Martial (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000940 Funeral Cross of Father Louis Richard (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000853 Cemetery Cross (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000922 Surroundings of the war memorial (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000852 2 Altar Towers (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000779 Cape and Cloth of Gold (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000778 4 sides of the processional dais (French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000777 Exhibition veil of the sacremental saint (French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000776 Processional banner: Baby Jesus blessing the world (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000775 Baptismal fonts and a sculpture of the baptism of Christ (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000774 Secondary Altar of the Virgin, Altar tombstone, Altar seating, Tabernacle, and small statue: Virgin of the Sacred Heart (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000773 Harmonium (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000772 Main Altar, Altar tombstone, Altar seating, and Tabernacle (French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000771 Collection plate (French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000770 Stoup: 3 anthropomorphic heads (French)
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000769 Stoup (on a footing) (French)
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000768 Family pew (French)
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000767 Sacristy furniture (French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000766 4 Funeral Candlesticks (French)
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000765 Altar Cross: Christ on the cross (French)
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000764 Chalice with its Paten (French)
  29. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000763 Solar Monstrance (French)
  30. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000762 Mortuary cloth: with deaths-heads insignia (French)
  31. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000761 Mortuary cloth (French)
  32. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000760 Aube (French)
  33. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000759 Paddle: IHS (French)
  34. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000758 Paddle: IHS (French)
  35. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000757 Statuette: Virgin and child (French)
  36. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000756 Pair of paintings: Saint Vincent and Saint Martial (French)
  37. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000755 Altar table with its frame: Calvary St. Peter and St. Martial (French)
  38. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000754 4 Stained glass windows (French)
  39. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000753 Church furniture (French)
  40. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM09000875 4 paintings on the processional dais (French)