Airoux

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Airoux
The main road in Airoux
The main road in Airoux
Coat of arms of Airoux
Coat of arms
Location of Airoux
Airoux is located in France
Airoux
Airoux
Airoux is located in Occitanie
Airoux
Airoux
Coordinates: 43°22′00″N 1°52′00″E / 43.3667°N 1.8667°E / 43.3667; 1.8667Coordinates: 43°22′00″N 1°52′00″E / 43.3667°N 1.8667°E / 43.3667; 1.8667
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
ArrondissementCarcassonne
CantonLe Bassin chaurien
IntercommunalityCastelnaudary Lauragais Audois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Cédric Malrieu
Area
1
5.49 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
162
 • Density30/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11002 /11320
Elevation165–251 m (541–823 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Airoux (Occitan: Airós) is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Airouxois or Airouxoises[2]

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Airoux is within the urban area of Castelnaudary situated in the Lauragais on the Rigole de la plaine. It is located some 5 km north-west of Castelnaudary and 15 km south-east of Villefranche-de-Lauragais. It can be accessed on road D217 from Labastide-d'Anjou in the south through the village and continuing north-east to Soupex. There is also the D1 road from Montmaur in the northwest which also passes through the village and continues south-east to Ricaud. The commune consists entirely of farmland with no other villages or hamlets.[3]

Numerous streams cover the entire commune with the Rigole of the Canal du Midi passing through the northern part of the commune and forming part of the northern border. An unnamed watercourse forms the whole western border between the Rigole and the Fresquel river which forms the southern border of the commune. Numerous other unnamed streams and watercourses flow to the Fresquel from the commune to the south, south-east, and east.[3]

Map of Airoux and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Airoux
Blazon:

Azur with three pales argent in chief the same.



Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Airoux[4]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1935
From To Name Party Position
1751 1754 Jacques Melix
1754 1766 Antoine Blou
1766 1772 Jacques Gacher
1772 1784 Pierre Briane
1784 1790 Charles Pontnau
1790 1792 Antoine Biou
1793 1795 M. Bourdil
1795 1799 Jean Mazieres
1799 1808 Jean Pontnau
1808 1814 Jean Raymond Milhes
1823 1830 Barthélémy Bessiere
1830 1831 Emmanuel Denat
1831 1840 Jean Raymond Monier
1840 1846 Emmanuel Denat
1846 1848 Jacques Blou
1848 1852 Jean Pierre Milhes
1852 1870 Jacques Milhes
1870 1871 Jean Pierre Milhes
1871 1878 Jacques Milhes
1878 1908 Raymond Milhes
1908 1919 Antonin Desplats
1919 1935 Joseph Marty
Mayors from 1935
From To Name Party Position
1935 1945 Maurice Geli
1945 1989 Pierre Geli
1989 2014 Laurent Geli
2014 2020 Cédric Malrieu

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006126—    
2007126+0.0%
2008126+0.0%
2009129+2.4%
2010128−0.8%
2011138+7.8%
2012147+6.5%
2013157+6.8%
2014159+1.3%
2015159+0.0%
2016161+1.3%

Distribution of Age Groups[edit]

The population of the municipality has 42.9% men and 57.1% women. This is generally older than the age groups of metropolitan France. There are 73 people under 20 years old for every 100 people over 60 years old giving an index of 0.73, while the index for French youth, which is equal to the division of the proportion under 20 years by the proportion over 60 years, is 1.06. The index for youth of the commune is also lower than the department (0.76) and that of the region (0.86).[5]

Percentage Distribution of Age Groups in Airoux and Aude Department in 2009

Airoux Airoux Aude Aude
Age Range Men Women Men Women
0 to 14 Years 13.0 18.1 17.9 16.0
15 to 29 Years 13.0 12.5 16.1 14.4
30 to 44 Years 22.2 13.9 19.1 18.4
45 to 59 Years 29.6 20.8 20.7 20.4
60 to 74 Years 11.1 20.8 16.7 17.1
75 to 89 Years 9.3 11.1 9.0 12.4
90 Years+ 1.9 2.8 0.6 1.4

Sources:

Sites and monuments[edit]

Cemetery Cross at Airoux

The commune has two sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Chateau of Airoux (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Cemetery Cross (16th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aude (in French)
  3. ^ a b c IGN Map on Géoportail
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ Census database for 2009 - departments and regions, INSEE website, consulted on 11 November 2012 (in French).
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102508 Chateau of Aroux (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102509 Cemetery Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg