Sem, Ariège

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Sem
An aerial view of Sem
An aerial view of Sem
Sem is located in France
Sem
Sem
Coordinates: 42°46′07″N 1°31′11″E / 42.7686°N 1.5197°E / 42.7686; 1.5197Coordinates: 42°46′07″N 1°31′11″E / 42.7686°N 1.5197°E / 42.7686; 1.5197
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Sabarthès
Intercommunality Auzat-Vicdessos
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Patrick Berlureau
Area1 5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 29
 • Density 5.6/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 09286 / 09220
Elevation 825–2,042 m (2,707–6,699 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 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.

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

Geography and sights[edit]

The Sem village lies in the Vicdessos valley at 991 meters above sea level. It is an old mining village, tied with the history of the iron mining of Rancié. The stream of Sem forms a huge waterfall (Carraoucou waterfall) and a cone. A big rock called "the dolmen" of Sem was made by a former glacier.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Sem are called Sémois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 6 —    
1968 13 +116.7%
1975 17 +30.8%
1982 16 −5.9%
1990 14 −12.5%
1999 19 +35.7%
2008 29 +52.6%

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