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Coat of arms of Aunat
Coat of arms
Aunat is located in France
Coordinates: 42°47′41″N 2°05′46″E / 42.7947°N 2.0961°E / 42.7947; 2.0961Coordinates: 42°47′41″N 2°05′46″E / 42.7947°N 2.0961°E / 42.7947; 2.0961
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Limoux
Canton La Haute-Vallée de l'Aude
Intercommunality Pays de Sault
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Henri Vaquer
Area1 10.62 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 39
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11019 /11140
Elevation 593–1,200 m (1,946–3,937 ft)
(avg. 936 m or 3,071 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.

Aunat is a commune in the Aude department in the Occitanie region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aunatois or Aunatoises.[1]


Aunat is located some 60 km west by north-west of Perpignan and 25 km east by north-east of Ax-les-Thermes. Access to the commune is by the D20 road from Rodome in the west which passes through the village and continues east to Bessède-de-Sault. The D29 road comes from Fontanès-de-Sault in the south and passes through the length of the commune and the village before continuing north-west to join the D107 north-east of Belfort-sur-Rebenty. The commune is mostly rugged and forested but with farmland in the valley around the village.[2]

The Ruisseau du Mouillou rises in the north-east of the commune and flows west gathering several tributaries from the north including the Ruisseau du Bernet and the Ruisseau de Valmajou before joining the Ruisseau de Romanis on the western border of the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


Arms of Aunat

Or, an alder tree eradicated of Gules.


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 Lucien Faure
2008 2014 Jean Séguéla
2014 2020 Henri Vaquer

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 39 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
354 331 435 481 507 514 495 498 494
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
442 473 474 469 429 428 411 405 439
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
403 339 313 253 253 218 208 200 172
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
150 134 119 82 55 52 48 39 -

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

Population of Aunat

Notable people linked to the commune[edit]

The paternal side of Edgar Faure originated from this commune for many generations before 1850.

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.