Aleu

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Aleu
The road into Aleu
The road into Aleu
Location of Aleu
Aleu is located in France
Aleu
Aleu
Aleu is located in Occitanie
Aleu
Aleu
Coordinates: 42°53′37″N 1°16′01″E / 42.8936°N 1.2669°E / 42.8936; 1.2669Coordinates: 42°53′37″N 1°16′01″E / 42.8936°N 1.2669°E / 42.8936; 1.2669
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementSaint-Girons
CantonCouserans Est
IntercommunalityCouserans-Pyrénées
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) André Vidal
Area
1
13.95 km2 (5.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
128
 • Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09005 /09320
Elevation496–1,105 m (1,627–3,625 ft)
(avg. 700 m or 2,300 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Aleu is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aleudiens or Aleudiennes[2]

Geography[edit]

A street in Aleu
Lavoir (public laundry)

Aleu is located some 10 km south-east of Saint-Girons and 30 km west by south-west of Foix. It can be accessed by the D618 road coming from the west and following the northern border of the commune continuing to Biert in the east. The only access to the village by vehicle is by a small mountain road branching from the D618 at Castet d'Aleu. There is a small unsealed airstrip north-east of the village at approx 1000m altitude. The commune is very rugged with extensive forests. Apart from the village, there are numerous hamlets: Castet d'Aleu, Galas d'en Bas and Galas d'en Haut, La Trappe, La Bordasse, Biech, Pinsou, La Rouere and Fontale.[3]

The Ruisseau d'Aleu rises in the south of the commune and flows north through the centre of the commune and the village gathering many tributaries and continues to join the Arac which forms the entire northern border of the commune. The Ruisseau de Loule forms most of the eastern border and also flows into the Arac. In the west the Ruisseau de Regude forms most of the border and flows north-west to join the Arac north-west of the commune.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]

History[edit]

The commune of Aleu was created in the French Revolution superseding the Community of Aleu which was detached in 1776 from that of Soulan.

Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Louis Gilabert
2008 Current André Vidal

(Not all data is known)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006141—    
2007144+2.1%
2008146+1.4%
2009151+3.4%
2010152+0.7%
2011142−6.6%
2012134−5.6%
2013125−6.7%
2014122−2.4%
2015122+0.0%
2016126+3.3%
Aleu Town Hall
War memorial

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church of Saint Benedict
A monumental cross in Aleu
  • Joubac, a small peak just above Aleu, has an altiport with a view of all the surrounding mountains and the Mont Valier mountain chain[5]
  • The Church of Saint Benedict contains a 12th-century font Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[6]
  • Church of Saint Roch and Saint Germaine at Castet d'Aleu (windows from the 19th century)
  • Castelet of Castet at Aleu dating from the 12th or 13th century

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

  • Léopold Galy, born in Aleu on 12 March 1908 and died at Toulouse on 17 February 2001, was a French aviator and test pilot

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Ariège (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France
  5. ^ LE PANORAMA DE JOUBAC, (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000003 Bénitier (in French)Camera aabb.svg

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