Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat

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Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
Commune
A view towards Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
A view towards Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat is located in France
Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
Coordinates: 43°07′55″N 1°44′57″E / 43.1319°N 1.7492°E / 43.1319; 1.7492Coordinates: 43°07′55″N 1°44′57″E / 43.1319°N 1.7492°E / 43.1319; 1.7492
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mirepoix
Intercommunality Vallée moyenne de l'Hers
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Geneviève Berdeil
Area1 10.51 km2 (4.06 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 136
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09259 /09500
Elevation 249–410 m (817–1,345 ft)
(avg. 330 m or 1,080 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.

Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

St-Félix-de-Tournegat is a small rural and very peaceful hilltop village. St Félix de Tournegat which includes the hamlets and farms of Barthès, Bel-Fort, Escapat, La Pujolle, Le Paradis, Les Seigneuries, Marvielle, Montagnac, Rigail, and Villerousse.

The village dates from the Iron Age and was occupied during Roman times. The Roman fortified church, dedicated to St Félix in the 13th Century has been beautifully restored, and is now a Classified Historic Monument.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants are called Saint-Félixans.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 124 —    
1968 131 +5.6%
1975 88 −32.8%
1982 97 +10.2%
1990 104 +7.2%
1999 117 +12.5%
2008 136 +16.2%

Sights[edit]

Just outside the village is the Domaine de Montagnac, a converted farm and former Equestrian Centre. Situated in its own private park (with private swimming pool), and with 135 acres (0.55 km2) of land all around, nowadays it has been converted into luxury accommodations.

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