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A general view of Miglos
A general view of Miglos
Coat of arms of Miglos
Coat of arms
Miglos is located in France
Coordinates: 42°47′33″N 1°36′01″E / 42.7925°N 1.6003°E / 42.7925; 1.6003Coordinates: 42°47′33″N 1°36′01″E / 42.7925°N 1.6003°E / 42.7925; 1.6003
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Intercommunality Pays de Tarascon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Rouzaud
Area1 18.76 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 107
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09192 /09400
Elevation 600–1,903 m (1,969–6,243 ft)
(avg. 850 m or 2,790 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.

Miglos is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.


It is located in the former High Ariege in the High County Foix, Sabarthès.

The valley opens to the northwest Vicdessos valley at Capoulet, and to the south it forms a large bowl. The valley has an average altitude of 810 metres (2,660 ft).

The limits of the Barony under the former regime were almost the same as those of today. During the revolutionary period the municipality escaped fragmentation.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 73 —    
1968 105 +43.8%
1975 120 +14.3%
1982 94 −21.7%
1990 97 +3.2%
1999 80 −17.5%
2008 107 +33.7%


The ruins of the Château de Miglos are perched atop a limestone outcrop 750 metres (2,460 ft) high, just a couple of kilometres upstream from the prehistoric caves at Niaux and the commune of Capoulet, in the valley of Vicdessos.[1] It was built towards the beginning of the 13th century, later razed by Cardinal Richelieu and largely damaged at the time of the French Revolution.[1]

In 1830, Jean-Louis Hycinthe de Vendômois, heir to the place, saw his residence plundered during the Guerre des Demoiselles (1829–1832) while opposing the peasants of Ariège with Charles X of France.

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  1. ^ a b Dubin, Marc (2004). The rough guide to the Pyrenees. Rough Guides. p. 261. ISBN 1-84353-196-8. 

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