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Encyclopedia > Foix
Foix / Foish
Country      France
Région Midi-Pyrénées
Département Ariège
Arrondissement Foix
Canton Foix-Ville
(chief town)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Foix
Mayor
Term of office
Jean-Noël Fondere
2001-2007
Land area¹ 19.32 km²
Population²
(1999)
9,109
Population density
()
471 pers./km²
Longitude 01° 36' 28" E
Latitude 42° 57' 59" N
Altitude average: 400 m
minimum: 358 m
maximum: 933 m
INSEE Code 09122
Postal code 09000
1 French Land Register data, which exclude lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers.

2 Population sans doubles comptes, i.e. not counting those people already counted in another commune (such as students and military personal). Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Capital Toulouse Land area¹ 45,348 km² Regional President Martin Malvy (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The arrondissement of Foix is an arrondissement of France, located in the Ariège département, of the Midi-Pyrénées région. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ...

Château des Comtes de Foix
Château des Comtes de Foix
Foix river
Foix river

Foix is a small town and commune, the préfecture (capital) of the Ariège département in France. It lies south of Toulouse, close to the border with Spain and Andorra. castle in Foix, france. ... castle in Foix, france. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Ariège is a département in southwestern France named after the Ariège River. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... The Capitole, the 18th century city hall of Toulouse and best known landmark in the city; in the foreground is the Place du Capitole, a hub of urban life at the very center of the city Toulouse (pronounced in standard French, in local Toulouse accent) (Occitan: Tolosa, pronounced ) is a...

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History

The town of Foix probably owes its origin to an oratory founded by Charlemagne, which afterwards became an abbey. Charlemagne (ca. ... An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, father), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community. ...


Sights

The main historical feature is the Château of the Counts of Foix, which overlooks the old part of the town, with winding streets and old houses (illustration, right). It crowns an isolated rock with its three towers of the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. The chief church, a Gothic building of the 14th century, is consecrated to St Volusien, an archbishop of Tours in the 5th century. A château (French for castle; plural châteaux) is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of gentry, usually French, with or without fortifications. ... House of Foix The counts of Foix flourished from the 11th to the 15th century. ... See also Gothic art. ... Saint Volusianus was bishop of Tours from 491 to 498. ... This is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Tours: Bishops 1 Gatianus ca 249-301 vacant 301-338 2 Lidorius 338-370 3 St. ...


Miscellaneous

Foix was the birthplace of Charles de Freycinet (1828-1923), statesman and prime minister. Charles de Freycinet, Prime Minister of France Charles Louis de Saulces de Freycinet (November 14, 1828 - May 14, 1923) was a French statesman and prime minister. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


See also

County of Foix in 1328 (Béarn is outside of the map) The independent counts of Foix, with their castle overlooking the town of Foix, now in southernmost France, governed their county of Foix, which corresponded roughly to the eastern part of the modern département of Ariège (the... This is a list of Co-Princes of Andorra. ... Gaston de Foix, Duc de Nemours (1489-1512) was a nephew of Louis XII of France. ...

External links

  • Foix official Homepage
  • List of Counts of Foix
  • Rulers of Languedoc (including Foix)

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County of Foix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (350 words)
County of Foix in 1328 (Béarn is outside of the map)
However, it should be noted that in 1290 the counts of Foix acquired Béarn, which became the center of their domain, and from that time on the counts of Foix rarely resided in the county of Foix, preferring the richer and more verdant Béarn.
During the Middle Ages, the county of Foix was an independent fief of the kingdom of France and consisted of an agglomeration of small holdings ruled by lords, who, though subordinate to the counts of Foix, had some voice in the government of the county.
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