Arignac

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Arignac
Gypsum from Arignac
Gypsum from Arignac
Arignac is located in France
Arignac
Arignac
Coordinates: 42°52′19″N 1°36′05″E / 42.8719°N 1.6014°E / 42.8719; 1.6014Coordinates: 42°52′19″N 1°36′05″E / 42.8719°N 1.6014°E / 42.8719; 1.6014
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Intercommunality Pays de Tarascon
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Philippe Pujol
Area1 8.84 km2 (3.41 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 706
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09015 / 09400
Elevation 467–1,371 m (1,532–4,498 ft)
(avg. 470 m or 1,540 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.

Arignac is a French commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arignacois or Arignacoises[1]

Geography[edit]

Arignac is located 2 km north of Tarascon-sur-Ariège and some 11 km south of Foix. Access to the commune is by road D88 from Tarascon-sur-Ariège in the south passing through the village and continuing north-east to join National Highway N20 at Exit 14. The N20 passes through the south-east of the commune but the nearest exit is Exit 14 just east of the commune. The town covers about 10% of the commune with the rest mostly forest and hill country with a few farms in the south.[2]

The Ariège river forms the south-eastern border of the commune and the Saurat flows south through the commune and the town to join the Ariège.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1900 1919 Louis Philippe
2001 2020 Philippe Pujol

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009 the commune had 706 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]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
580 508 612 596 789 751 781 813 860
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
800 818 803 729 780 800 820 778 786
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
712 684 613 509 549 528 506 481 494
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
464 502 532 683 626 583 680 706 -

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


Celestine from Arignac
Population of Arignac

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Notes[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, 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 in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

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