Niaux

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Niaux
Niaux is located in France
Niaux
Niaux
Coordinates: 42°48′51″N 1°35′31″E / 42.8142°N 1.5919°E / 42.8142; 1.5919Coordinates: 42°48′51″N 1°35′31″E / 42.8142°N 1.5919°E / 42.8142; 1.5919
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Intercommunality Pays de Tarascon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Delrieu
Area
 • Land1 3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 193
 • Population2 density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09217 / 09400
Elevation 509–1,322 m (1,670–4,337 ft)
(avg. 546 m or 1,791 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.

Niaux is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

Located on the right banks of the Vicdessos river, Niaux is best known for the Cave of Niaux. The cave is world famous for its prehistoric cave paintings of bison and horses from the Magdalénien era.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants are called Niauxéens.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 211 —    
1968 228 +8.1%
1975 221 −3.1%
1982 230 +4.1%
1990 226 −1.7%
1999 201 −11.1%
2008 193 −4.0%

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