Auriac, Aude

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The road into Auriac
The road into Auriac
Coat of arms of Auriac
Coat of arms
Location of Auriac
Auriac is located in France
Auriac is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 42°55′56″N 2°29′34″E / 42.9322°N 2.4928°E / 42.9322; 2.4928Coordinates: 42°55′56″N 2°29′34″E / 42.9322°N 2.4928°E / 42.9322; 2.4928
CantonLes Corbières
IntercommunalityCC Région Lézignanaise Corbières Minervois
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Simon
20.93 km2 (8.08 sq mi)
 • Density2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
11020 /11330
Elevation356–907 m (1,168–2,976 ft)
(avg. 568 m or 1,864 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auriacois or Auriacoises.[2]


The Col de Redoulade

The commune is located in the Corbières some 35 km south-east of Limoux and 15 km east of Arques. Access to the commune is by the D212 road which branches from the D613 west of Mouthoumet and goes south through the commune by a tortuous route then continues south to join the D10 north-east of Soulatgé. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Savugnan in the south-west and La Grave north of the village. The whole of the commune is rugged and heavily forested.[3]

Many streams rise all over the commune and flow northwards to join the Orbieu which flows through the commune from south-west to north to eventually join the Aude near Raissac-d'Aude.[3]

Neighbouring communes and villages[3][edit]


Arms of Auriac
The official status of the blazon remains to be determined.

Argent, a fesse fusilly of Azure and Argent.


List of Successive Mayors[4]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Yvette Fabre
2014 2020 Jean Simon

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 32 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
240 240 229 271 277 239 249 209 244
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
259 247 224 216 214 216 253 177 182
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
149 161 146 103 103 118 114 79 78
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
73 37 28 25 29 35 41 32 -

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

Population of Auriac

Culture and heritage[edit]

Ruins of the Chateau

Civil heritage[edit]

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

  • The Ruins of a Chateau (11th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]

Religious heritage[edit]

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

  • The Chapel of Saint-André (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6] The Church contains one item that is registered as an historical object:

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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Aude ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b c Google Maps
  4. ^ List of Mayors of France ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102545 Ruins of a Chateau ‹See Tfd›(in French)Camera aabb.svg
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102544 Chapel of Saint-André ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11002132 Cope and Chasuble ‹See Tfd›(in French)