Artix, Ariège

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The road into Artix
The road into Artix
Location of Artix
Artix is located in France
Artix is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 1°33′59″E / 43.0692°N 1.5664°E / 43.0692; 1.5664Coordinates: 43°04′09″N 1°33′59″E / 43.0692°N 1.5664°E / 43.0692; 1.5664
IntercommunalityCA Pays Foix-Varilhes
 • Mayor (2014-2020) André Eychenne
7.35 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09021 /09120
Elevation337–701 m (1,106–2,300 ft)
(avg. 490 m or 1,610 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Articois or Articoises.[2]


Artix is located some 7 km south-west of Pamiers and 4 km south of Saint-Victor-Rouzaud. Access to the commune is by the D13 road from Saint-Victor-Rouzaud in the north and passing through from the northern to the eastern edge of the commune continuing to Rieux-de-Pelleport in the south-east. Access to the village is by the Souleille de Touron country road branching off the D13 and going west to the village and continuing west to join the D431. There is the hamlet of Le Prieu on the northern border of the commune. The commune is mixed farmland and forest.[3]

The Ruisseau de Babots rises in the north of the commune and flows north to join the Estrique. The Ruisseau de Grave forms the western border of the commune as it flows north-east to join the Estrique. The Ruisseau d'Artix rises in the south of the commune and flows north-east gathering tributaries continuing east to join the Ariège near Rieux-de-Pelleport.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


The village of Artix seems to be old as it was apparently present in 960 in the will of the Bishop of Toulouse (Hugues). The French Wars of Religion ravaged the commune: in 1562 the Protestants pillaged crops. The church was also destroyed. Finally in 1621 the Baron of Léran plundered the Chateau of Artix.


General View of Artix

List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 André Eychenne

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 118 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
155 154 194 212 226 240 249 212 238
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
205 215 195 204 176 187 170 148 159
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
164 154 147 124 128 102 108 93 91
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
71 60 53 72 70 91 95 118 -

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

Artix War Memorial
Artix Church
Population of Artix

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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, 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)