Moulis, Ariège

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Looking across the Lez valley from the Cap de la Pène
Looking across the Lez valley from the Cap de la Pène
Moulis is located in France
Coordinates: 42°57′43″N 1°05′30″E / 42.9619°N 1.0917°E / 42.9619; 1.0917Coordinates: 42°57′43″N 1°05′30″E / 42.9619°N 1.0917°E / 42.9619; 1.0917
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Saint-Girons
Canton Saint-Girons
Intercommunality Saint-Girons
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Aimé Galey
Area1 36.55 km2 (14.11 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 793
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09214 / 09200
Elevation 412–1,608 m (1,352–5,276 ft)
(avg. 432 m or 1,417 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.

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


Moulis is situated on the D618 road, which follows the Lez river valley from Castillon-en-Couserans to Saint Girons. Either side of the Lez valley, the land surface of the commune rises steeply to forested mountains, giving a height difference of 1200 m between the lowest point of the commune and the highest.


The inhabitants of Moulis are known as Moulisiens.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,010 —    
1968 1,013 +0.3%
1975 847 −16.4%
1982 828 −2.2%
1990 798 −3.6%
1999 759 −4.9%
2008 793 +4.5%

Much of the population is grouped in the villages of Moulis, Luzenac, Aubert and Pouech, all of which are in the Lez valley. The rest of the population is dispersed in small hamlets or isolated farms across the commune.

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