Niaux

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Niaux
Commune
Niaux is located in France
Niaux
Niaux
Coordinates: 42°48′51″N 1°35′31″E / 42.8142°N 1.5919°E / 42.8142; 1.5919Coordinates: 42°48′51″N 1°35′31″E / 42.8142°N 1.5919°E / 42.8142; 1.5919
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Sabarthès
Intercommunality Pays de Tarascon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Delrieu
Area1 3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 193
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09217 /09400
Elevation 509–1,322 m (1,670–4,337 ft)
(avg. 546 m or 1,791 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.

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

Located on the right banks of the Vicdessos river, Niaux is best known for the Cave of Niaux. The cave is world-famous for its prehistoric cave paintings of bison and horses from the Magdalénien era.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants are called Niauxéens.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 211 —    
1968 228 +8.1%
1975 221 −3.1%
1982 230 +4.1%
1990 226 −1.7%
1999 201 −11.1%
2008 193 −4.0%

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