Arrondissement of Foix

The arrondissement of Foix is an arrondissement of France in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region. It has 115 communes.[1] Its population is 47,572 (2016), and its area is 1,818.5 km2 (702.1 sq mi).[2]

Foix
Location within the region Occitanie
Location within the region Occitanie
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
No. of communes115
PrefectureFoix
Area
 • Total1,818.5 km2 (702.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total47,572
 • Density26/km2 (70/sq mi)
INSEE code091

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Foix, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Albiès (09004)
  2. Alliat (09006)
  3. Appy (09012)
  4. Arabaux (09013)
  5. Arignac (09015)
  6. Arnave (09016)
  7. Artigues (09020)
  8. Artix (09021)
  9. Ascou (09023)
  10. Aston (09024)
  11. Aulos-Sinsat (09296)
  12. Auzat (09030)
  13. Axiat (09031)
  14. Ax-les-Thermes (09032)
  15. Baulou (09044)
  16. Bédeilhac-et-Aynat (09045)
  17. Bénac (09049)
  18. Bestiac (09053)
  19. Bompas (09058)
  20. Le Bosc (09063)
  21. Bouan (09064)
  22. Brassac (09066)
  23. Burret (09068)
  24. Les Cabannes (09070)
  25. Calzan (09072)
  26. Capoulet-et-Junac (09077)
  27. Carcanières (09078)
  28. Caussou (09087)
  29. Caychax (09088)
  30. Cazaux (09090)
  31. Cazenave-Serres-et-Allens (09092)
  32. Celles (09093)
  33. Château-Verdun (09096)
  34. Cos (09099)
  35. Coussa (09101)
  36. Crampagna (09103)
  37. Dalou (09104)
  38. Ferrières-sur-Ariège (09121)
  39. Foix (09122)
  40. Freychenet (09126)
  41. Ganac (09130)
  42. Garanou (09131)
  43. Génat (09133)
  44. Gestiès (09134)
  45. Gourbit (09136)
  46. Gudas (09137)
  47. L'Herm (09138)
  48. L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre (09139)
  49. Ignaux (09140)
  50. Illier-et-Laramade (09143)
  51. Lapège (09152)
  52. Larcat (09155)
  53. Larnat (09156)
  54. Lassur (09159)
  55. Lercoul (09162)
  56. Lordat (09171)
  57. Loubens (09173)
  58. Loubières (09174)
  59. Luzenac (09176)
  60. Malléon (09179)
  61. Mercus-Garrabet (09188)
  62. Mérens-les-Vals (09189)
  63. Miglos (09192)
  64. Mijanès (09193)
  65. Montaillou (09197)
  66. Montégut-Plantaurel (09202)
  67. Montgaillard (09207)
  68. Montoulieu (09210)
  69. Niaux (09217)
  70. Orgeix (09218)
  71. Orlu (09220)
  72. Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains (09221)
  73. Orus (09222)
  74. Pech (09226)
  75. Perles-et-Castelet (09228)
  76. Le Pla (09230)
  77. Prades (09232)
  78. Pradières (09234)
  79. Prayols (09236)
  80. Le Puch (09237)
  81. Quérigut (09239)
  82. Quié (09240)
  83. Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs (09241)
  84. Rieux-de-Pelleport (09245)
  85. Rouze (09252)
  86. Saint-Bauzeil (09256)
  87. Saint-Félix-de-Rieutord (09258)
  88. Saint-Jean-de-Verges (09264)
  89. Saint-Martin-de-Caralp (09269)
  90. Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat (09272)
  91. Saint-Pierre-de-Rivière (09273)
  92. Saurat (09280)
  93. Savignac-les-Ormeaux (09283)
  94. Ségura (09284)
  95. Senconac (09287)
  96. Serres-sur-Arget (09293)
  97. Siguer (09295)
  98. Sorgeat (09298)
  99. Soula (09300)
  100. Surba (09303)
  101. Tarascon-sur-Ariège (09306)
  102. Tignac (09311)
  103. Unac (09318)
  104. Urs (09320)
  105. Ussat (09321)
  106. Val-de-Sos (09334)
  107. Varilhes (09324)
  108. Vaychis (09325)
  109. Vèbre (09326)
  110. Ventenac (09327)
  111. Verdun (09328)
  112. Vernajoul (09329)
  113. Vernaux (09330)
  114. Verniolle (09332)
  115. Vira (09340)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Foix was created in 1800.[3] At the January 2017 reorganization of the arrondissements of Ariège, it lost 21 communes to the arrondissement of Pamiers and 13 communes to the arrondissement of Saint-Girons, and it gained 18 communes from the arrondissement of Pamiers.[4]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Foix were, as of January 2015:[5]

  1. Ax-les-Thermes
  2. La Bastide-de-Sérou
  3. Les Cabannes
  4. Foix-Rural
  5. Foix-Ville
  6. Lavelanet
  7. Quérigut
  8. Tarascon-sur-Ariège
  9. Vicdessos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Foix (091)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  3. ^ Historique de l'Ariège
  4. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral modifiant les limites des arrondissements de l'Ariège, 29 December 2016, p. 4" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  5. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-08.

Coordinates: 42°58′N 1°36′E / 42.97°N 1.60°E / 42.97; 1.60