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The main square in Augirein
The main square in Augirein
Augirein is located in France
Coordinates: 42°55′57″N 0°55′03″E / 42.9325°N 0.9175°E / 42.9325; 0.9175Coordinates: 42°55′57″N 0°55′03″E / 42.9325°N 0.9175°E / 42.9325; 0.9175
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Saint-Girons
Canton Castillon-en-Couserans
Intercommunality Castillonnais
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Charles Daffis
Area1 9.84 km2 (3.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 64
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09027 /09800
Elevation 631–1,721 m (2,070–5,646 ft)
(avg. 634 m or 2,080 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.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Augirenois or Augirenoises.[1]


A Street in Augirein

Augirein is located in the former province of Couserans some 30 km south-east of Saint-Gaudens and 25 km west by south-west of Saint-Girons. Access to the commune is by road D618 from Saint-Lary in the west which passes through the north of the commune and the village and continues east to Orgibet. Just east of the village is the hamlet of Terrefete. The commune is almost all rugged and heavily forested except for a small area in the north where the village is.[2]

The Bouigane river flows through the north of the commune from west to east and continues to join the Lez at Audressein. The Ruisseau de Nede rises south of the commune and flows through the centre from south to north to join the Bouigane on the north-eastern border of the commune. Several tributaries rise in the commune and join the Ruisseau de Nede including the Ruisseau de Couledoux and the Ruisseau des Souls.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Georges Laïlle
2014 2020 Charles Daffis

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 64 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
418 365 459 489 639 607 620 613 586
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
594 647 643 547 527 527 511 429 444
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
477 416 400 271 259 208 219 177 128
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
109 92 59 50 73 73 64 64 -

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

Augirein Town Hall
Augirein War Memorial
Augirein Countryside
Population of Augirein

Sites and monuments[edit]

The Church contains a Chalice (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as a historical object.[4]

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, 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 (French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM09000868 Chalice (French)Camera aabb.svg