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Lock on the Canal du Midi
Lock on the Canal du Midi
Coat of arms of Argens-Minervois
Coat of arms
Location of Argens-Minervois
Argens-Minervois is located in France
Argens-Minervois is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°14′36″N 2°45′59″E / 43.2433°N 2.7664°E / 43.2433; 2.7664Coordinates: 43°14′36″N 2°45′59″E / 43.2433°N 2.7664°E / 43.2433; 2.7664
CantonLe Lézignanais
IntercommunalityCC Région Lézignanaise Corbières Minervois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Gérard Garcia
4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11013 /11200
Elevation27–120 m (89–394 ft)
(avg. 39 m or 128 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Argens-Minervois is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Argenais or Argenaises[2]


Argens-Minervois is located some 20 km west by south-west of Capestang and 6 km north of Lézignan-Corbières. The northern border of the commune is also the border between Aude and Hérault. Access to the commune is by the D124 road from Roubia in the east which passes through the village and continues along the bank of the Canal du Midi to join the D11 north-east of the commune. The commune is forested in the north with a large reservoir in the centre feeding the Canal du-Midi. The rest of the commune is farmland.[3]

The Aude river forms the whole southern and western border of the commune with the Canal du Midi parallel to it in the commune on the left bank in the commune. The large reservoir in the centre of the commune feeds the Canal through the Ruisseau de l'Étang on the eastern side and an unnamed stream on the western side. The Ruisseau du Four rises in the north-east of the commune and flows under the Canal to the Aude.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]



Arms of Argens-Minervois

Vairy, in fesse fusilly, all in Argent and Azure.

Argens-Minervois panorama


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Pierre Peyrard
2008 2020 René Lazes

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 376 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from 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
106 120 143 197 178 172 208 221 187
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
200 205 232 201 234 298 327 318 300
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
292 289 262 247 262 251 225 199 225
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
210 232 210 218 293 330 - 376 -

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

Population of Argens-Minervois


Viticulture: Minervois (AOC), Languedoc (AOC)

Sites and monuments[edit]

  • Argens Locks
  • A Château from the 14th century
  • A Medieval Village
  • The Church of Saint-Vincent contains two items that are registered as historical objects:

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 Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, 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.


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aude (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002888 Bronze Bell (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002845 Baptismal font (in French)