The road into Artix
|Intercommunality||Canton de Varilhes|
|• Mayor (2008–2020)||André Eychenne|
|Area1||7.35 km2 (2.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||16/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09021 / 09120|
|Elevation||337–701 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Articois or Articoises.
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.
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.
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.
List of Successive Mayors
(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]
- Artix on the National Geographic Institute website (French)
- Artix, Ariège on Lion1906
- Artix on Google Maps
- Artix on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Artix on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Artix on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- 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.
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