Le Mas-d'Azil

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Le Mas-d'Azil
The church of Saint-Etienne
The church of Saint-Etienne
Coat of arms of Le Mas-d'Azil
Coat of arms
Location of Le Mas-d'Azil
Le Mas-d'Azil is located in France
Le Mas-d'Azil
Le Mas-d'Azil
Le Mas-d'Azil is located in Occitanie
Le Mas-d'Azil
Le Mas-d'Azil
Coordinates: 43°04′54″N 1°21′41″E / 43.0817°N 1.3614°E / 43.0817; 1.3614Coordinates: 43°04′54″N 1°21′41″E / 43.0817°N 1.3614°E / 43.0817; 1.3614
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementSaint-Girons
CantonArize-Lèze
IntercommunalityL'Arize
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Raymond Berdou
Area
1
39.36 km2 (15.20 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
1,226
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09181 /09290
Elevation275–580 m (902–1,903 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Le Mas-d'Azil is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France, containing a cave that is the typesite for the prehistoric Azilian culture. The Grotte du Mas d'Azil (sometimes hyphenated, sometimes not) is a "supersite" with rich remains of human usage from about 30,000 years ago, and is also a key site for the preceding Magdalenian culture. The D119 road runs right through the large cave, which is a natural tunnel 420 metres long and 50 metres high.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,643—    
19681,682+2.4%
19751,568−6.8%
19821,404−10.5%
19901,307−6.9%
19991,117−14.5%
20081,226+9.8%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippe Barbour; Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (2004). Cadogan guides France. New Holland Publishers. p. 520. ISBN 186011881X.; Paul G. Bahn; Jean Vertut (1997). Journey Through the Ice Age. p. 96. ISBN 9780520213067.