Lescure, Ariège

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The 12th Century church of Noguès
The 12th Century church of Noguès
Coat of arms of Lescure
Coat of arms
Lescure is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Lescure is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°00′05″N 1°14′03″E / 43.0014°N 1.2342°E / 43.0014; 1.2342Coordinates: 43°00′05″N 1°14′03″E / 43.0014°N 1.2342°E / 43.0014; 1.2342
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Saint-Girons
Canton Couserans Est
Intercommunality Val-Couserans
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Monreysse
Area1 25.8 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 503
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09164 /09420
Elevation 410–820 m (1,350–2,690 ft)
(avg. 493 m or 1,617 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.

Lescure (in Occitan Era Escura) is a commune, located in the department of Ariège in Occitanie region, southern France.

Its inhabitants are called Escurois.


Commune of the Pyrenees located in the urban area of Saint - Girons on the Baup . It is part of the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees ariégeoises .

Politics and Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors
Period Identity Label Quality
2014- In progress Maryse Perigaud SE
2008-2014 Jean-Marie Monreysse PS
2007-2008 Claude Pujol PS
1984-2007 Michèle Eychenne
Missing data are to be completed.


The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the commune since 1793. From January 1, 2009 , The legal populations of the communes are published annually in the framework of a census which is now based on an annual information gathering, successively covering all the communal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with less than 10 000 inhabitants , a census survey covering the entire population is carried out every five years , the legal populations of the intermediate years being estimated by interpolation or extrapolation 1 . For the commune, the first comprehensive census under the new system was carried out in 2006 2 , Note 1 .

In 2014, the municipality had 501 inhabitants, a decrease of -1.18% compared with 2009 ( Ariège : 0.95%, France excluding Mayotte : 2.49%).

Lescure, Ariège demographics histogram

Places and monuments[edit]

The bell tower of Nogues of the thirteenth century is located on the road to Santiago de Compostela . Place currently preserved by the association "Les Amis du Clocher de Nogues". The remains of this ancient church were listed historic monument by decree of June 6, 2012 .

Personalities related to the commune[edit]

  • Robert Redeker (born 1954), philosopher and writer
  • Thierry Escaich (born 1965), organist and composer, born in Nogent-sur-Marne but part of the family of which is attached to Lescure.
  • Raoul Béteille (1924-2015), magistrate

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