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The church in the centre of the village
The church in the centre of the village
Audressein is located in France
Coordinates: 42°55′46″N 1°01′28″E / 42.9294°N 1.0244°E / 42.9294; 1.0244Coordinates: 42°55′46″N 1°01′28″E / 42.9294°N 1.0244°E / 42.9294; 1.0244
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Saint-Girons
Canton Couserans Ouest
Intercommunality Castillonnais
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Oscar Girotto
Area1 3.98 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 116
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09026 /09800
Elevation 489–959 m (1,604–3,146 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Audressenois or Audressenoises.[1]


Audressein is situated on the former Route nationale 618, the "Route of the Pyrenees", at the start of the climb to the Col de la Core some 18 km south-west of Saint-Girons. Access to the commune is by the D618 road from Argein in the west which passes through the centre of the commune and the village and continues to Engomer in the north-east. The D804 goes from Sor in the west through the commune just south of the village and continues to Castillon-en-Couserans in the south-east. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with substantial forests in the north.[2]

The Léz river flows through the commune from south to north forming the south-eastern border of the commune and continues north-east to join the Salat at Saint-Girons. The Bouigane river flows from the west across the commune to join the Lez at the village. The Long Rieu stream rises in the north of the commune and flows south to join the Bouigane near the village.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
1989 1995 Louis Anglade
1995 2001 Marcel Catala
2001 2008 Annie Ajas
2008 2020 Oscar Girotto

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 116 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 communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
334 238 430 412 446 484 466 473 503
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
450 385 450 465 449 442 385 349 337
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
320 347 330 275 243 240 248 200 183
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
160 150 132 123 121 107 119 116 -

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

Population of Audressein

Culture and heritage[edit]

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has two sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Hydraulic Thresher Building (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • An Ornamental GardenLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

Religious heritage[edit]

Mural in the Audressein Church: an angel playing a medieval vielle with an archer.

The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Church of Notre-Dame-de-Tramesaygues (14th century).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6] The church is listed as a World Heritage Site on the Routes of Santiago de Compostela. The original porch had three entries and a Bell tower from the 14th century. The church contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Wayside Cross (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[7]
    • A Baptismal Font (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[8]
    • A Cabinet for Baptismal Fonts (17th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[9]
    • A Bronze Bell (1558)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[10]
    • A Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[11]
    • An ex-voto Monumental Painting (15th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[12]
    • Ex-voto Monumental Paintings (16th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[13]
Other religious sites
  • The Church of Saint-Martin
  • The Presbytery contains one item that is registered as an historical object:
    • A Cross (14th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[14]

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. ^ Inhabitants of Ariège (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA09000011 Hydraulic Thresher Building (in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA09000022 Ornamental Garden (in French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093769 Church of Notre-Dame-de-Tramesaygues (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000867 Wayside Cross (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000040 Baptismal Font (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000039 Cabinet for Baptismal Fonts (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000038 Bronze Bell (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000037 Group Sculpture: Virgin of Pity (in French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000036 Ex-voto Monumental Painting (in French)Camera aabb.svg
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000002 Ex-voto Monumental Paintings (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000041 Cross (in French)