Artigues, Ariège

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A street in Artigues
A street in Artigues
Location of Artigues
Artigues is located in France
Artigues is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 42°43′07″N 2°04′11″E / 42.7186°N 2.0697°E / 42.7186; 2.0697Coordinates: 42°43′07″N 2°04′11″E / 42.7186°N 2.0697°E / 42.7186; 2.0697
IntercommunalityCC Haute-Ariège
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Annouilles
12.43 km2 (4.80 sq mi)
 • Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09020 /09460
Elevation990–2,547 m (3,248–8,356 ft)
(avg. 1,100 m or 3,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Artiguois or Artiguoises.[2]


Artigues is a remote mountain commune some 25 km south by south-west of Quillan and 20 km east of Ax-les-Thermes in a direct line. The D16 road from Rouze to Le Pla passes through the north-eastern corner of the commune but has no access to the commune. Access to the village is by a small mountain road, Laoutre, from Mijanès in the north-west. The commune is extremely rugged and heavily forested with alpine vegetation below the snow line. There is some farming activity near the village.[3]

The Noubais Dam

The Ruisseau de Boutadieu forms the south-eastern border of the commune and flows north to join the Ruisseau d'Artigues which forms the rest of the eastern border as it flows north to join the Quérigut River just north of the commune. The Ruisseau de Laurenti rises in the south of the commune and flows north into the Étang de Laurenti in the south-centre of the commune. From there it continues east to join the Ruisseau de Boutadieu. The Ruisseau de Fournet rises in the centre of the commune and flows north to join the Bruyante west of the commune. The Barrage de Noubais is on the northern border of the commune and the stream flowing out of it forms the northern border as it flows north-east to join the Quérigut.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Édouard Macou
2008 2020 Jean-Luc Annouilles

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 50 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
234 127 277 287 307 313 337 319 352
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
320 350 351 376 358 322 324 306 260
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
218 208 184 159 139 125 105 102 101
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
67 60 50 29 21 38 63 50 -

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

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

Sites and monuments[edit]

Artigues Church

In the Parish Church are several objects which 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 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000026 2 Statues: Saint Just and Saint Pasteur ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000025 Chalice ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000024 6 Candlesticks ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000023 Chandelier ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg