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Not to be confused with Mérens.
The church in Mérens-les-Vals
The church in Mérens-les-Vals
Mérens-les-Vals is located in France
Coordinates: 42°39′32″N 1°50′13″E / 42.6589°N 1.8369°E / 42.6589; 1.8369Coordinates: 42°39′32″N 1°50′13″E / 42.6589°N 1.8369°E / 42.6589; 1.8369
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Ax-les-Thermes
Intercommunality Vallées d'Ax
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Sicre
Area1 80.12 km2 (30.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 186
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09189 /09110
Elevation 929–2,840 m (3,048–9,318 ft)
(avg. 1,050 m or 3,440 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.

Mérens-les-Vals is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.


Mérens-les-Vals, as its name implies, has several valleys. The village is at the confluence of three valleys: Ariège, Nabre and Morgoulliou. The village has a train station (Gare de Mérens-les-Vals) on the Portet-Saint-Simon–Puigcerdà railway. The night train from Gare d'Austerlitz, Paris to Latour-de-Carol stops here. The journey taking about nine hours. There are six local trains a day to Toulouse, this journey takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 114 —    
1968 195 +71.1%
1975 157 −19.5%
1982 143 −8.9%
1990 149 +4.2%
1999 180 +20.8%
2008 186 +3.3%

Inhabitants are called Mérengois.

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