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The road into Allières
The road into Allières
Allières is located in France
Coordinates: 43°02′14″N 1°22′00″E / 43.0372°N 1.3667°E / 43.0372; 1.3667Coordinates: 43°02′14″N 1°22′00″E / 43.0372°N 1.3667°E / 43.0372; 1.3667
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Saint-Girons
Canton Couserans Est
Intercommunality Seronnais 117
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Denis Puech
Area1 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 71
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09007 /09240
Elevation 347–652 m (1,138–2,139 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alliérasois or Alliérasoises[1]


Allières is located in the Plantaurel mountains in the Natural Regional Park of Pyrénées ariégeoises some 22 km west by north-west of Foix and some 70 km south of Toulouse. Access to the commune is by the minor D49 road which runs north from the D117 road through the commune and the village and continuing north across the mountains to join the D119 near Maury. There is also access by a minor road from the east. Apart from the village there is also the hamlet of Escougnale. The commune is heavily forested with a few farms.[2]

Numerous streams rise in the commune mostly flowing north to the Ruisseau de Mourisse which forms the northern border of the commune and flows west to join the Arize river near Maury. There is also the Ruisseau de Peydalières rising in the west of the commune which flows west also to join the Arize.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Denis Puech

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 62 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
254 266 282 297 289 293 298 302 294
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
276 283 274 299 303 308 298 284 262
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
231 205 184 138 123 115 94 87 90
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
87 55 45 40 57 65 68 62 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

The Town Hall
General View of Allières
Population of Allières

Culture and heritage[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Parish Church of Saint Roche contains two items that are registered as historical objects:

  • A Painting with frame: Presentation at the temple of the child Jesus with a saint bishop (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[4]
  • A Painting with frame: Virgin and child surrounded by Saint Julien and Saint Nicolas de Myre (1871)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[5]

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

The Falentin Saintenac family has many dead in their chapel adjoining the church.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1] Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.