|• Mayor (2008–2020)||Maurice Sicre|
|• Land1||9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||2.5/km2 (6.5/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09031 / 09250|
|Elevation||707–2,365 m (2,320–7,759 ft)
(avg. 880 m or 2,890 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 Axiatois or Axiatoises.
Axiat is located some 27 km south-east of Foix and some 12 km north-west of Ax-les-Thermes. Access to the commune is by the D20 road from Appy in the west which passes through the south of the commune and the village before continuing south to Lordat. The commune is alpine in nature with snow-capped mountains in the north, extensive forests, and rugged terrain. There is some farming activity in the south near the village.
The Ruisseau d'Axiat forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west to join the Ariege at Urs. The Ruisseau de la Cassagne forms the south-western border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau d'Axiat. The Ruisseau de Girabel forms the north-western border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau de la Cassagne. The Ruisseau de Sauquet rises in the north of the commune and flows south through the centre near the village and joins the Ruisseau d'Axiat on the southern border. The Ruisseau de Fontronne forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau d'Axiat on the southern border.
There is also a hamlet called Axiat in the commune of Miglos.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 24 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The Church of Saint Julien (11th century) is registered as an historical monument.
- Photos of the Church
- The Soularac Peak (2,368 m)
- The Saint-Barthélemy Peak (2,348 m)
- Axiat on the old IGN website (French)
- Axiat on Lion1906
- Axiat on Google Maps
- Axiat on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Axiat on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Axiat 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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