Niaux

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Niaux
Location of Niaux
Niaux is located in France
Niaux
Niaux
Niaux is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementFoix
CantonSabarthès
IntercommunalityPays de Tarascon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Delrieu
Area
1
3.99 km2 (1.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
177
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09217 /09400
Elevation509–1,322 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.

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
YearPop.±%
1962211—    
1968228+8.1%
1975221−3.1%
1982230+4.1%
1990226−1.7%
1999201−11.1%
2008193−4.0%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.