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Coordinates: 43°12′00″N 2°13′00″E / 43.2°N 2.2167°E / 43.2; 2.2167Coordinates: 43°12′00″N 2°13′00″E / 43.2°N 2.2167°E / 43.2; 2.2167{{#coordinates:43.2|2.2167|type:city(1148)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Languedoc-Roussillon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Aude</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Carcassonne</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Montréal, Aude</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Malepère</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2020) </th><td> Jean-Claude Pistre</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 21.11 km2 (8.15 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2010)2</th><td> 1,148</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 54/km2 (140/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 11018 / 11290</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Arzens is a French commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Arzenais or Arzenaises.[1]

Geography

Arzens is located in the urban area of Carcassonne some 11 km west of the city. Access to the commune is by road D119 from Carcassonne passing west through the north of the commune and continuing to Montréal. Access to the town is by road D38 from Sainte-Eulalie in the north to the town, by road D35 from Villesèquelande in the north-east, and by road D211 from Lavalette in the east which continues to join the D119 in the commune. The D43 road from Montreal in the west to Montclar in the south-east passes through the south of the commune. Road D911 goes south from the town to join the D43 in the commune. The A61 autoroute (European route E80) (Autoroute des Deux Mers) passes through the north of the commune but has no exit with the nearest being Exit 22 at Bram in the west or Exit 23 for Carcassonne west to the east. The south of the commune is mostly forest with the rest of the commune farmland and residential area around the town.[2]

Numerous streams rise in the commune and flow north to join the Canal du Midi which passes east-west north of the commune. From west to east there are the Ruisseau de Saint-Pietre, the Ruisseau de la Mialauque, the Ruisseau de Falga, the Ruisseau d'Aribaud, the Ruisseau de Fontasse, and the Ruisseau du Saut which forms much of the eastern border of the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2]

Arzens
The old Town Hall
The old Town Hall
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Heraldry

Blazon:

Argent, the letter A in Gules.



Administration

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2008 André Gol
2008 2020 Jean-Claude Pistre

(Not all data is known)

Twinning

Arzens has twinning associations with:[4]

Demography

In 2010 the commune had 1,148 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
902 813 832 958 932 1,037 1,011 1,054 1,088
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
971 945 895 867 909 1,022 1,172 1,083 1,167
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
1,173 1,166 1,070 1,074 1,049 1,253 1,094 1,020 1,007
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
989 966 833 933 971 1,003 1,102 1,148 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

File:Arzens War Memorial.JPG
Arzens War Memorial

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

Arzens have several structures that are registered as historical monuments. These are:

  • Chateau (15th century)18px[5]
  • War Memorial at the Promenade (First World War)18px[6]
  • Fountain of the Republic in the Place de la Mairie (19th century)18px[7]

Religious heritage

File:Arzens Church.JPG
The Church of Saint-Genès

Several structures and objects have been registered as historical monuments. These are:

Arzens is a stage on the Way of St. James.

Notable people linked to the commune

See also

External links

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Aude Invalid language code.
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France Invalid language code.
  4. ^ National Commission for Decentralised cooperation Invalid language code.
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102541 Chateau Invalid language code.
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM11000186 War Memorial Invalid language code.
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM11000188 Fountain of the Republic Invalid language code.
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102542 Monumental Cross Invalid language code.
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM11000185 Monument to Saint Dominique Invalid language code.
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00102543 Church of Saint-Genès Invalid language code.
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA11000025 Church of Saint-Genès Invalid language code.
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11001716 Altar Cross Invalid language code.
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11001715 Reliquary-Monstrance Invalid language code.
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11001714 Bronze bell Invalid language code.
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11000600 Incense holder and Thurible Invalid language code.
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11000599 Casket for holy oil Invalid language code.
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11000598 Ciborium Invalid language code.
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM11000597 Chalice with Paten Invalid language code.