Artigues is a commune in the Ariège department in the Occitanie region of south-western France.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Artiguois or Artiguoises.
Artigues is a remote mountain commune some 25 km south by south-west of Quillan and 20 km east of Ax-les-Thermes in a direct line. The D16 road from Rouze to Le Pla passes through the north-eastern corner of the commune but has no access to the commune. Access to the village is by a small mountain road, Laoutre, from Mijanès in the north-west. The commune is extremely rugged and heavily forested with alpine vegetation below the snow line. There is some farming activity near the village.
The Ruisseau de Boutadieu forms the south-eastern border of the commune and flows north to join the Ruisseau d'Artigues which forms the rest of the eastern border as it flows north to join the Quérigut River just north of the commune. The Ruisseau de Laurenti rises in the south of the commune and flows north into the Étang de Laurenti in the south-centre of the commune. From there it continues east to join the Ruisseau de Boutadieu. The Ruisseau de Fournet rises in the centre of the commune and flows north to join the Bruyante west of the commune. The Barrage de Noubais is on the northern border of the commune and the stream flowing out of it forms the northern border as it flows north-east to join the Quérigut.
Neighbouring communes and villages
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2017 the commune had 56 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.
Population Over Time
Sites and monuments
In the Parish Church are several objects which are registered as historical objects:
2 Statues: Saint Just and Saint Pasteur (18th century)
A Chalice (17th century)
6 Candlesticks (17th century)
A Chandelier (18th century)