Vals, Ariège

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Vals
Église Sainte-Marie de Vals.JPG
Coat of arms of Vals
Coat of arms
Vals is located in France
Vals
Vals
Coordinates: 43°05′49″N 1°45′41″E / 43.0969°N 1.7614°E / 43.0969; 1.7614Coordinates: 43°05′49″N 1°45′41″E / 43.0969°N 1.7614°E / 43.0969; 1.7614
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mirepoix
Intercommunality Moyenne vallée de l'Hers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Pons
Area
 • Land1 4.13 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 86
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09323 / 09500
Elevation 255–390 m (837–1,280 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 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.

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

It is known for the church "Eglise Rupestre de Vals" which is literally built right into the giant rocks that make up its foundation. Picturesque in itself, it has a view of the valley spread out before it.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Vals are called Valséens.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 28 —    
1968 54 +92.9%
1975 46 −14.8%
1982 45 −2.2%
1990 59 +31.1%
1999 67 +13.6%
2008 86 +28.4%

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