Arrondissement of Foix

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Arrondissement of Foix
Location of Foix in Ariège
Location of Foix in Ariège
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
Communes135
PrefectureFoix
INSEE code091
Area
 • Total2,077.8 km2 (802.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total51,473
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Foix is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Ariège département. Its capital, and the prefecture of the department, is the city of Foix.

History[change | change source]

When the Ariège department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Foix was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Foix has the Pamiers arrondissement to the north, the Aude department to the east, the Pyrénées-Orientales department to the southeast, Andorra to the south, Spain to the southwest and the Saint-Girons arrondissement to the west.

It is the largest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,077.8 km2 (802 sq mi),[2] but it is the second in population, after Pamiers, with 51,473 inhabitants and a density of 24.8 inhabitants/km².[3]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Foix, there are 4 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Haute-Ariège, Foix, Pays d'Olmes and Sabarthès as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in the cantons by arrondissements
No. Canton Foix Pamiers Saint-Girons Total
1 Haute-Ariège 48 48
2 Couserans Est 13 24 37
3 Foix 6 6
4 Pays d'Olmes 23 23
5 Sabarthès 32 32
6 Val d'Ariège 13 15 28

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Foix has 135 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Aigues-Juntes (09001)
  2. Albiès (09004)
  3. Alliat (09006)
  4. Allières (09007)
  5. Alzen (09009)
  6. Appy (09012)
  7. Arabaux (09013)
  8. Arignac (09015)
  9. Arnave (09016)
  10. Artigues (09020)
  11. Ascou (09023)
  12. Aston (09024)
  13. Aulos (09028)
  14. Auzat (09030)
  15. Ax-les-Thermes (09032)
  16. Axiat (09031)
  17. Baulou (09044)
  18. Bestiac (09053)
  19. Bompas (09058)
  20. Bouan (09064)
  21. Brassac (09066)
  22. Burret (09068)
  23. Bédeilhac-et-Aynat (09045)
  24. Bélesta (09047)
  25. Bénac (09049)
  26. Bénaix (09051)
  27. Cadarcet (09071)
  28. Capoulet-et-Junac (09077)
  29. Carcanières (09078)
  30. Carla-de-Roquefort (09080)
  31. Caussou (09087)
  32. Caychax (09088)
  33. Cazenave-Serres-et-Allens (09092)
  34. Celles (09093)
  35. Château-Verdun (09096)
  36. Cos (09099)
  37. Dreuilhe (09106)
  38. Durban-sur-Arize (09108)
  39. Ferrières-sur-Ariège (09121)
  40. Foix (09122)
  41. Fougax-et-Barrineuf (09125)
  42. Freychenet (09126)
  43. Ganac (09130)
  44. Garanou (09131)
  45. Gestiès (09134)
  46. Goulier (09135)
  47. Gourbit (09136)
  48. Génat (09133)
  49. Ignaux (09140)
  50. Ilhat (09142)
  51. Illier-et-Laramade (09143)
  52. L'Aiguillon (09003)
  53. L'Herm (09138)
  54. L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre (09139)
  55. La Bastide-de-Sérou (09042)
  56. Lapège (09152)
  57. Larbont (09154)
  58. Larcat (09155)
  59. Larnat (09156)
  60. Lassur (09159)
  61. Lavelanet (09160)
  62. Le Bosc (09063)
  63. Le Pla (09230)
  64. Le Puch (09237)
  65. Lercoul (09162)
  66. Les Cabannes (09070)
  67. Lesparrou (09165)
  68. Leychert (09166)
  69. Lieurac (09168)
  70. Lordat (09171)
  71. Loubières (09174)
  72. Luzenac (09176)
  73. Mercus-Garrabet (09188)
  74. Miglos (09192)
  75. Mijanès (09193)
  76. Montagagne (09196)
  77. Montaillou (09197)
  78. Montels (09203)
  79. Montferrier (09206)
  80. Montgaillard (09207)
  81. Montoulieu (09210)
  82. Montseron (09212)
  83. Montségur (09211)
  84. Mérens-les-Vals (09189)
  85. Nalzen (09215)
  86. Nescus (09216)
  87. Niaux (09217)
  88. Orgeix (09218)
  89. Orlu (09220)
  90. Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains (09221)
  91. Orus (09222)
  92. Pech (09226)
  93. Perles-et-Castelet (09228)
  94. Prades (09232)
  95. Pradières (09234)
  96. Prayols (09236)
  97. Péreille (09227)
  98. Quié (09240)
  99. Quérigut (09239)
  100. Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs (09241)
  101. Raissac (09242)
  102. Roquefixade (09249)
  103. Roquefort-les-Cascades (09250)
  104. Rouze (09252)
  105. Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives (09262)
  106. Saint-Jean-de-Verges (09264)
  107. Saint-Martin-de-Caralp (09269)
  108. Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat (09272)
  109. Saint-Pierre-de-Rivière (09273)
  110. Saurat (09280)
  111. Sautel (09281)
  112. Savignac-les-Ormeaux (09283)
  113. Sem (09286)
  114. Senconac (09287)
  115. Sentenac-de-Sérou (09292)
  116. Serres-sur-Arget (09293)
  117. Siguer (09295)
  118. Sinsat (09296)
  119. Sorgeat (09298)
  120. Soula (09300)
  121. Suc-et-Sentenac (09302)
  122. Surba (09303)
  123. Suzan (09304)
  124. Tarascon-sur-Ariège (09306)
  125. Tignac (09311)
  126. Unac (09318)
  127. Urs (09320)
  128. Ussat (09321)
  129. Vaychis (09325)
  130. Verdun (09328)
  131. Vernajoul (09329)
  132. Vernaux (09330)
  133. Vicdessos (09334)
  134. Villeneuve-d'Olmes (09336)
  135. Vèbre (09326)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton
09122 Foix 9,721 Foix
09160 Lavelanet 6,245 Pays d'Olmes
09306 Tarascon-sur-Ariège 3,322 Sabarthès

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Ariège". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. "Arrondissement de Foix (091)". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. Décret n° 2014-174 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Ariège
  5. "Arrondissement de Foix (091)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

Coordinates: 42°58′00″N 1°36′00″E / 42.9667°N 1.6000°E / 42.9667; 1.6000