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A general view of Arrout
A general view of Arrout
Coat of arms of Arrout
Coat of arms
Location of Arrout
Arrout is located in France
Arrout is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 42°56′44″N 1°01′43″E / 42.9456°N 1.0286°E / 42.9456; 1.0286Coordinates: 42°56′44″N 1°01′43″E / 42.9456°N 1.0286°E / 42.9456; 1.0286
CantonCouserans Ouest
IntercommunalityCC Couserans - Pyrénées
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christiane Vignau
3.02 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09018 /09800
Elevation480–959 m (1,575–3,146 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arrout is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of south-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arrotois or Arrotoises[2]


A Street in Arrout

Arrout is a commune in the Pyrenees mountains in the former province of Couserans some 12 km south-west of Saint-Girons and 3 km north of Castillon-en-Couserans. Access to the commune is by a country road from the end of the D404, which comes from Cescau in the south-east, to the village or by the Chemin d'Arrout from Audressein in the south. There is also a country road from Alas in the north-east. The commune is rugged and heavily forested throughout.[3]

The Lez river forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north-east to join the Salat at Saint-Girons. The Cayssau stream rises in the north-west and forms the north-western border before joining the Ruisseau de Lachein. The Ruisseau de Lasquert rises in the centre of the commune and flows north-east to join the Ruisseau de Lachein which flows south-west to join the Lez.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Arrout

Quarterly, 1 and 4 Azure with a roundel of Or; 2 and 3 Argent with an eagle of Sable.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2010 Georges Garié
2010 2020 Christiane Vignau

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 75 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
223 215 242 89 245 267 315 312 296
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
316 297 264 262 277 265 254 261 256
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
251 204 202 166 145 125 110 103 85
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
68 52 44 47 64 60 65 75 -

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

The Town Hall
The Lavoir (Public Laundry)
The Arrout War Memorial
Population of Arrout

Culture and Heritage[edit]

Arrout is one of the communes who received the Green Star of Esperanto from Esperanto info, an award given to mayors of communes who take a census of Esperanto speakers.

Religious Heritage[edit]

Arrout Church

The Church contains three 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 Ariège (in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000034 Chalice with Paten (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000033 Ciborium (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000021 Templar door (in French)