Place:Ariège, France

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NameAriège
Alt namesAriegesource: FDA Worksheet
Ariègesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDépartement
Coordinates43°N 1.5°E
Located inFrance
Also located inMidi-Pyrénées, France    
Contained Places
Canton
Castillon-en-Couserans (canton)
Massat (canton)
Oust (canton)
Sainte-Croix
Commune
Ax-les-Thermes
Belloc
Canté
Carla-Bayle
Foix
Mirepoix
Montaillou
Montségur
Pamiers
Saint-Jean-de-Verges
Saint-Quirc
Saverdun
Tarascon-sur-Ariège
Verdun
Inhabited place
Lavelanet
Mazères
Montaut
Montgauch
Mérens-les-Vals
Saint-Girons
Saint-Lizier
Unknown
Aigues-Juntes
Aigues-Vives
Albiès
Aleu
Alliat
Allières
Alos
Alzen
Antras
Appy
Arabaux
Argein
Arignac
Arnave
Arrien-en-Bethmale
Arrout
Artigat
Artigues
Artix
Arvigna
Ascou
Aston
Aucazein
Audressein
Augirein
Aulos
Aulus-les-Bains
Auzat
Axiat
Bagert
Balacet
Balaguères
Banat
Barjac
Baulou
Benagues
Besset
Bestiac
Betchat
Bethmale
Biert
Bompas
Bonac
Bonnac
Bouan
Boussenac
Brassac
Brie
Burret
Buzan
Bédeilhac-et-Aynat
Bédeille
Bélesta
Bénac
Bénaix
Bézac
Cadarcet
Calzan
Camarade
Camon
Campagne-sur-Arize
Capoulet-et-Junac
Carcanières
Carla-de-Roquefort
Castelnau-Durban
Castex
Castillon-en-Couserans
Castéras
Caumont
Caussou
Caychax
Cazals-des-Baylès
Cazaux
Cazavet
Cazenave-Serres-et-Allens
Celles
Cescau
Château-Verdun
Clermont
Contrazy
Cos
Couflens
Coussa
Coutens
Crampagna
Cérizols
Dalou
Daumazan-sur-Arize
Dreuilhe
Dun
Durban-sur-Arize
Durfort
Encourtiech
Engomer
Engraviès
Ercé
Erp
Esclagne
Escosse
Esplas
Esplas-de-Sérou
Eycheil
Fabas
Ferrières-sur-Ariège
Fornex
Fougax-et-Barrineuf
Freychenet
Gabre
Gajan
Galey
Ganac
Garanou
Gaudiès
Gestiès
Goulier
Gourbit
Gudas
Génat
Ignaux
Illartein
Illat
Illier-et-Laramade
Irazein
Justiniac
L'Aiguillon
L'Herm
L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre
La Bastide-de-Besplas
La Bastide-de-Bousignac
La Bastide-de-Lordat
La Bastide-de-Sérou
La Bastide-du-Salat
La Bastide-sur-l'Hers
La Tour-du-Crieu
Labatut
Lacave
Lacourt
Lagarde
Lanoux
Lapenne
Lapège
Larbont
Larcat
Larnat
Laroque-d'Olmes
Lasserre
Lassur
Le Bosc
Le Carlaret
Le Fossat
Le Mas-d'Azil
Le Peyrat
Le Pla
Le Port
Le Puch
Le Vernet
Lercoul
Les Bordes-sur-Arize
Les Bordes-sur-Lez
Les Cabannes
Les Issards
Les Pujols
Lescousse
Lescure
Lesparrou
Leychert
Lieurac
Limbrassac
Lissac
Lordat
Loubaut
Loubens
Loubières
Ludiès
Luzenac
Léran
Lézat-sur-Lèze
Madière
Malegoude
Malléon
Manses
Massat
Mauvezin-de-Prat
Mauvezin-de-Sainte-Croix
Mercenac
Mercus-Garrabet
Merviel
Miglos
Mijanès
Monesple
Montagagne
Montardit
Montbel
Montels
Montesquieu-Avantès
Montfa
Montferrier
Montgaillard
Montjoie-en-Couserans
Montoulieu
Montégut-Plantaurel
Montégut-en-Couserans
Moulin-Neuf
Moulis
Méras
Mérigon
Nalzen
Nescus
Niaux
Orgeix
Orgibet
Orlu
Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains
Orus
Oust
Pailhès
Pech
Perles-et-Castelet
Prades
Pradettes
Pradières
Prat-et-Bonrepaux
Prayols
Péreille
Quié
Quérigut
Rabat-les-Trois-Seigneurs
Raissac
Rieucros
Rieux-de-Pelleport
Rimont
Rivèrenert
Rogalle
Roquefixade
Roquefort-les-Cascades
Roumengoux
Rouze
Régat
Sabarat
Saint-Amadou
Saint-Amans
Saint-Bauzeil
Saint-Félix-de-Rieutord
Saint-Félix-de-Tournegat
Saint-Jean-d'Aigues-Vives
Saint-Jean-du-Castillonnais
Saint-Jean-du-Falga
Saint-Julien-de-Gras-Capou
Saint-Lary
Saint-Martin-d'Oydes
Saint-Martin-de-Caralp
Saint-Michel
Saint-Paul-de-Jarrat
Saint-Pierre-de-Rivière
Saint-Quentin-la-Tour
Saint-Victor-Rouzaud
Saint-Ybars
Sainte-Croix-Volvestre
Sainte-Foi
Salsein
Saurat
Sautel
Savignac-les-Ormeaux
Seix
Sem
Senconac
Senesse-de-Senabugue
Sentaraille
Sentein
Sentenac-d'Oust
Sentenac-de-Sérou
Serres-sur-Arget
Sieuras
Siguer
Sinsat
Sor
Sorgeat
Soueix
Soula
Soulan
Suc-et-Sentenac
Surba
Suzan
Ségura
Tabre
Taurignan-Castet
Taurignan-Vieux
Teilhet
Thouars-sur-Arize
Tignac
Tourtouse
Tourtrol
Troye-d'Ariège
Trémoulet
Uchentein
Unac
Unzent
Urs
Ussat
Ustou
Vals
Varilhes
Vaychis
Ventenac
Vernajoul
Vernaux
Verniolle
Vic
Vicdessos
Villeneuve
Villeneuve-d'Olmes
Villeneuve-du-Bosc
Villeneuve-du-Latou
Villeneuve-du-Paréage
Vira
Viviès
Vèbre
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Ariège is a department in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southwestern France named after the Ariège River.

Its capital is the town of Foix and the INSEE and Postal code is 09.

The inhabitants of the department are known as Ariègeois or Ariègeoises

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History

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Ariège is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 under the Act of 22 December 1789. It was created from the counties of Foix (Languedoc), and Couserans (Gascogne).

A request was made to the Council of State to rename the department Ariège-Pyrénées. According to the proponents of this project, the word "Pyrenees" would better position the department to promote itself throughout France. The demand was rejected.

Foix is the administrative capital of the Ariège. It is an ancient medieval town with a fortress, Chateau de Foix, perched on a hill overlooking it. The fortress has been attacked many times without being captured including an attempt by Simon de Montfort. It has also been used as a prison, and the names of English prisoners of war can still be seen on the cell walls. Another famous castle in the Ariège is Montségur, located on a rocky outcrop at a height of 1200 metres. During the Albigensian Crusade and siege in 1244 the castle was largely destroyed, with more than two hundred Cathar priests burnt at the stake as heretics. The castle was gradually rebuilt by Royalists over the next three hundred years.

The start of the seventeenth century saw the area ravaged by the Huguenot rebellions by Protestants against Catholics. In 1621 the Huguenot forces ruined the church at La Tour-du-Crieu. In 1629 Pamiers was sacked by Henry of Condé following uprisings that left several hundred dead in the city. This was also the period during which the abbeys at Foix, Tarascon-sur-Ariège, Saint-Girons, Saverdun and Le Mas-d'Azil were torched and destroyed.

The nineteenth century was a time of strong industrial growth, supported in Ariège by an abundant supply of water power. The department also benefited from its significant reserves of iron ore. The growth of iron-based industries was a feature of the period with the establishment, in 1817, of a steel manufacturing plant at Pamiers which has been a principle driver of the local economy ever since. Other representative examples of the iron-based industries that developed in Ariège during the nineteenth century include the forges at Montgaillard and the blast furnaces at Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

A description of the department's industrial development during the nineteenth century should also include mention the paper industry at Saint-Girons and the textile industry in the Pays d'Olmes.

Towns of particular historical interest in the department include Pamiers which hosted a large commercial centre and three churches, Mirepoix, a medieval town, as is Saint-Lizier - situated on a hilltop with winding streets, fine views, and a church with cloisters that are noteworthy. Saint-Girons is an agricultural centre with a Saturday market.

Heraldry

Anthem of Ariége

The patriotic song Arièjo O moun Pais was written by Father Sabas Maury, born on 1 March 1863 in Gestiès in the valley of Siguer, who was pastor of Miglos and Varilhes. It naturally became the anthem for Ariége.

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