Sem, Ariège

Sem is a former commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Val-de-Sos.[2]

Sem
Part of Val-de-Sos
An aerial view of Sem
An aerial view of Sem
Location of Sem
Sem is located in France
Sem
Sem
Sem is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementFoix
CantonSabarthès
CommuneVal-de-Sos
Area
1
5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
23
 • Density4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
09220
Elevation825–2,042 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.

Geography and sightsEdit

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.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Sem are called Sémois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19626—    
196813+116.7%
197517+30.8%
198216−5.9%
199014−12.5%
199919+35.7%
200829+52.6%

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