|Intercommunality||Région Lézignanaise, Corbières et Minervois|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean Simon|
|• Land1||20.93 km2 (8.08 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1.5/km2 (4.0/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||11020 / 11330|
|Elevation||356–907 m (1,168–2,976 ft)
(avg. 568 m or 1,864 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 Auriacois or Auriacoises.
The commune is located in the Corbières some 35 km south-east of Limoux and 15 km east of Arques. Access to the commune is by the D212 road which branches from the D613 west of Mouthoumet and goes south through the commune by a tortuous route then continues south to join the D10 north-east of Soulatgé. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Savugnan in the south-west and La Grave north of the village. The whole of the commune is rugged and heavily forested.
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 32 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]
Culture and heritage
The commune has one building that is registered as an historical monument:
- The Ruins of a Chateau (11th century)
The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:
- The Chapel of Saint-André (12th century) The Church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:
- Auriac on Google Maps
- Auriac on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Auriac on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Auriac on the INSEE 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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