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Armissan Coat of Arms
Armissan (France)
region Occitania
Department Aude
Arrondissement Narbonne
Canton Les Basses Plaines de l'Aude
Community association Le Grand Narbonne
Coordinates 43 ° 11 ′  N , 3 ° 6 ′  E Coordinates: 43 ° 11 ′  N , 3 ° 6 ′  E
height 3-195 m
surface 12.51 km 2
Residents 1,520 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 122 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 11110
INSEE code

Armissan is a French commune with 1520 inhabitants (January 1, 2017) in the Aude department in the Occitanie region ( Languedoc-Roussillon until 2015 ). It belongs to the Arrondissement of Narbonne and the community association Le Grand Narbonne, founded in 2002 .


The municipality of Armissan is located six kilometers east of Narbonne and eight kilometers from the Mediterranean coast. The part of the municipality of Armissan to the east of the A9 autoroute is part of the Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Regional Nature Park . The hamlet of Cazeneuve belongs to Armissan .

The municipality extends from the plain between Aude and the large lagoons of Étang de Bages-Sigean and Étang de l'Ayrolle in the west to the heights of the Massif de la Clape (also known as Montagne de la Clape ) in the east. The isolated mountain range, which reaches a maximum height of 214 meters, is only about 150 km² in size and forms the northeasternmost foothills of the Pyrenees .

The settlement area of ​​the municipality stretches along the Mayral valley, framed by wine cultures on the slopes and loosely wooded rocks up to 100 meters high. The flat west of the municipal area is almost exclusively characterized by viticulture, the locations of which belong to the small La Clape wine-growing region , immediately northeast of the Corbières wine-growing region .

The municipality of Armissan borders Vinassan in the north, and the municipality of Narbonne in the east, south and west .


In 977 the place first appeared as Artimicianum . Based on marble and bronze figures of Greek goddesses found during excavations, it is assumed that the name is based on the goddess Artemis . Via Armisanum (1235) and Armyssa (1537) the place name finally developed into today's Armissan (since 1781).

Population development

In the 1970s and 1980s, a housing estate was built west of the old village center.

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2017
Residents 594 667 687 935 1252 1211 1506 1520
Sources: Cassini and INSEE


  • Remains of the Saint-Pierre church outside the village on the road to Vinassan, classified as a historic monument ( Monument historique )

Economy and Infrastructure

There are 95 farms in the community (89 of them are winegrowers and grain-growing companies).

Armissan is connected to the nearby city of Narbonne by back roads. In Narbonne the Autoroute A 61 branches off to Toulouse from the Autoroute A 9 (Rhône Valley – Spain). Narbonne station, six kilometers from Armissan, is on the Bordeaux – Sète railway line and is the starting point for the railway line to Portbou, Spain, and the Narbonne – Bize railway line .

supporting documents

  1. Origin of the place name on (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 25, 2009 ; Retrieved February 17, 2011 (French). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Armissan on
  3. Armissan on
  4. ^ Entry in the Base Mérimée , a database of the French Ministry of Culture. Retrieved February 17, 2011 (French).
  5. ↑ Farms on (French)

Web links

Commons : Armissan  - Collection of Images