|Department (No)||Ariège (09)|
|Community association||Arize Lèze|
|Inhabitants||94 (January 1, 2018)|
|Population density||13 inhabitants/km²|
View of Castex
Castex (Occitan Castèths) is a commune in France with 94 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region; it is part of the Saint-Girons arrondissement and the Arize-Lèze canton.
Castex is located in the north of the Département Ariège. The nearest town is Pamiers, about 25 kilometres (as the crow flies) to the east-southeast; the major city of Toulouse is just under 70 kilometres away to the north. The municipality lies in the Massif du Plantaurel.
The commune consists of the village of Castex, small settlements and individual farmsteads.
Castex was a bastide within the castlanei of Le Carla in the county of Foix in the Middle Ages. The commune belonged to the district of Mirepoix-Pamiers from 1793 to 1801. It was also in the canton of Daumazan from 1793 to 1801 and was part of the canton of Le Mas d’Azil (1793-1801) under the name of the canton of Mas d’Azis from 1801 to 2015.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
In the 19th century the village had at times over 400 inhabitants. The increasing mechanization of agriculture led to a continuous decline in the number of inhabitants to the lows of more recent times.
Places of interest
- Village church Saint-Pierre from 1899 with a wooden statue of Christ from the 14th century
- Calvary and wayside cross
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