Foix (in Occitan “ Foish” ˈfujʃ ) is a common French, located in the area the Midday-Pyrenees, more precisely in the department of the Ariège, of which it is the Préfecture.
Its inhabitants is called Fuxéens.
The town of Foix is localized with the foot of the the Pyrenees, with the confluence of the Ariège and the Arget.
Small tourist crossroads, it is located thus at 80 km in the south of Toulouse, on the Trunk road 20 between Pamiers and the Principauté of Andorra and on the secondary road 117 between Perpignan and Saint-Bosoms. The city is directly connected to Toulouse by expressway (until Pamiers) then by highway (highway A66).
Moreover the city on the line of the Eastern Transpyrénéen is located, which connects Toulouse to the Cerdagne by the valley of the Ariège and the Collar of Puymorens.
- Vault of Montgauzy.
Personalities related to the commune
- Charles de Freycinet (1828 - 1923)
- Christian d' Orgeix (born in 1927)
- Frederic Soulié (1800 - 1847)
- Alexandre Rauzy, appointed under the Third Republic, militant of SFIO and the democratic Socialist party.
- Eric Career: Football or
See also: List of the mayors of Foix
|- | align=right| 1965 with 1985 || || Olivier Carol || PS |- | align=right| 1985 with 2007 || || Jean-Christmas Fondere || PS |- | colspan=" 4" align=" center" | Les former data is not yet connues. |}
With a little more than 9.000 inhabitants, Foix is the smallest prefecture of France behind Privas.
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