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The church in Axiat
The church in Axiat
Axiat is located in France
Coordinates: 42°47′05″N 1°45′25″E / 42.7847°N 1.7569°E / 42.7847; 1.7569Coordinates: 42°47′05″N 1°45′25″E / 42.7847°N 1.7569°E / 42.7847; 1.7569
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Haute-Ariège
Intercommunality Vallées d'Ax
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Maurice Sicre
Area1 9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 24
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09031 /09250
Elevation 707–2,365 m (2,320–7,759 ft)
(avg. 880 m or 2,890 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.

Axiat is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Axiatois or Axiatoises.[1]


Axiat is located some 27 km south-east of Foix and some 12 km north-west of Ax-les-Thermes. Access to the commune is by the D20 road from Appy in the west which passes through the south of the commune and the village before continuing south to Lordat. The commune is alpine in nature with snow-capped mountains in the north, extensive forests, and rugged terrain. There is some farming activity in the south near the village.[2]

The Ruisseau d'Axiat forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west to join the Ariege at Urs. The Ruisseau de la Cassagne forms the south-western border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau d'Axiat. The Ruisseau de Girabel forms the north-western border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau de la Cassagne. The Ruisseau de Sauquet rises in the north of the commune and flows south through the centre near the village and joins the Ruisseau d'Axiat on the southern border. The Ruisseau de Fontronne forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows south to join the Ruisseau d'Axiat on the southern border.[2]

There is also a hamlet called Axiat in the commune of Miglos.

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Maurice Sicre

(Not all data is known)


In 2010 the commune had 24 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
204 149 256 277 333 295 278 299 307
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
276 244 246 244 248 239 228 222 196
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
192 152 170 133 136 131 127 101 78
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
81 52 41 48 42 35 - 24 -

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

Population of Axiat

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Church Choir

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church of Saint Julien (11th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is registered as an historical monument.[4]

Photos of the Church

Environmental heritage[edit]

  • The Soularac Peak (2,368 m)
  • The Saint-Barthélemy Peak (2,348 m)

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 (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00093771 Church of Saint Julien (in French)Camera aabb.svg