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Ariège
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Coat of Arms of Ariège


Details
Information
Number09
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
PrefectureFoix
SubprefecturesPamiers
Saint-Girons
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 96th


137,205


28 /km²
Area4,890 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons22
Communes332
President of the
general council
Augustin Bonrepaux
Location
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Location of Ariège in France

Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River.

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History

Ariège was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the counties of Foix and Couserans.

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Midi-Pyrénées and is surrounded by the French departments of Haute-Garonne, Aude, and Pyrénées-Orientales, as well as Spain and Andorra on the south.

The geography is dominated by the Pyrenees mountains, which form the border between France and Spain.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Ariégois.

Culture

The region was originally part of Aquitaine and has retained many hallmarks of the Gascon culture and Gascon language.

Miscellaneous topics

List of the communes of the Ariège département

External links

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