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The church of Saint-Etienne
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Raymond Berdou|
|Area1||39.36 km2 (15.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09181 / 09290|
|Elevation||275–580 m (902–1,903 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 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.
Le Mas-d'Azil is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France, containing a cave that is the typesite for the prehistoric Azilian culture. The Grotte du Mas d'Azil (sometimes hyphenated, sometimes not) is a "supersite" with rich remains of human usage from about 30,000 years ago, and is also a key site for the preceding Magdalenian culture. The D119 road runs right through the large cave, which is a natural tunnel 420 metres long and 50 metres high.
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