Le Vernet, Ariège

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Le Vernet
Commune
Memorial for the Le Vernet Internment Camp
Memorial for the Le Vernet Internment Camp
Le Vernet is located in France
Le Vernet
Le Vernet
Location within Occitanie region
Le Vernet is located in Occitanie
Le Vernet
Le Vernet
Coordinates: 43°11′10″N 1°36′11″E / 43.1861°N 1.6031°E / 43.1861; 1.6031Coordinates: 43°11′10″N 1°36′11″E / 43.1861°N 1.6031°E / 43.1861; 1.6031
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Portes d'Ariège
Intercommunality Pays de Pamiers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Grasa
Area1 5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 632
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09331 /09700
Elevation 235–376 m (771–1,234 ft)
(avg. 261 m or 856 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.

Le Vernet (Languedocien: Lo Vernet) is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Le Vernet are called Vernétois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962323—    
1968382+18.3%
1975417+9.2%
1982464+11.3%
1990508+9.5%
1999536+5.5%
2008632+17.9%

History[edit]

It was the site of Camp Vernet, a concentration camp built in 1918. During World War II it was used by the Vichy authorities to intern "undesirable aliens", primarily European refugees, including Jews, and as a transit camp for detained Jews who were to be deported to Nazi labor and extermination camps.

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