Pamiers facts for kids
|Pamiers: City Hall|
|Coat of arms|
|Canton||Chief town of 2 cantons: Pamiers Est and Pamiers Ouest|
|Intercommunality||Pays de Parmiers|
|Elevation||256–473 m (840–1,552 ft)
(avg. 365 m or 1,198 ft*)
|Land area1||45.85 km2 (17.70 sq mi)|
|- Density||338/km2 (880/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||09225/ 09100|
|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.|
Pamiers (Occitan: Pàmias) is a commune in the Ariège department in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Although Pamiers is the largest city in Ariège, the capital is Foix, a smaller city.
In 1111, the city was officially founded by the Count Roger II of Foix and the abbot of the sanctuary of Saint Antonin of Pamiers; they built a castle (now demolished) and named it Castrum Appamiae, after a Syrian city, Apamea, that was visited by Roger II during the First Crusade. A church was built at the foot of the castle (Our Lady of Mercadal) where is now the cathedral.
|Bézac||Bonnac and Villeneuve-du-Paréage||Montaut|
|Escosse and Madière||Le Carlaret and La Tour-du-Crieu|
|Saint-Bauzeil and Saint-Victor-Rouzaud||Saint-Jean-du-Falga and Benagues||Verniolle|
The climate of Pamiers, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.
With a population of 15,483, Pamiers is the city in the department with more people living in it; its population density is of 338 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Pamiers are known, in French, as Appaméens (women: Appaméennes).
- Gabriel Fauré, (1845-1924), composer
- Pope Benedict XII, (ca. 1280-1342), bishop of Pamiers in the 1320s
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