It is divided into seven buluk (districts): (I) Humeh, with town; (2) Kumrud; (3) Vazkerud; (4) KinarRud Khaneh; (5) Kuhistan; (6) Jasb; (7) Ardahal; has a population of 45, 000 to 50,000, and pays a yearly revenue of about £8000.
Vander Linden, Les Gildes marchandes dans les Pays-Bas au moyen dge (Ghent, 1896); E.
Legrand, Au pays des Canaques (Paris, 1893); Moncelon, Le Bagne et la colonisation penale a la Nouvelle-Caledonie (Paris, 1886); A.
In the, 5th century, when it attained its greatest extent, it included, besides Armagnac, the neighbouring territories of Fezensac, Fezensaguet, Pardiac, Pays de Gaure, Riviere Basse, Eauzan and Lomagne, and stretched from the Garonne to the Adour.
As the sinking of shafts or the driving of narrow entries or drifts is expensive, and as the mineral extracted rarely pays more than a small fraction of the cost, it is usual to plan this exploratory work so that the openings made shall serve some useful purpose later.