Arrondissement of Avignon

The arrondissement of Avignon is an arrondissement of France in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It has 17 communes.[2] Its population is 214,340 (2016), and its area is 369.7 km2 (142.7 sq mi).[3]

Location within the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Location within the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
No. of communes17
369.7 km2 (142.7 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density581/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE code842


The communes of the arrondissement of Avignon, and their INSEE codes, are:[2]


The arrondissement of Avignon was created in 1800.[4] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Vaucluse, it received one commune from the arrondissement of Apt and two communes from the arrondissement of Carpentras, and it lost two communes to the arrondissement of Apt and 21 communes to the arrondissement of Carpentras.[5]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Avignon were, as of January 2015:[6]


  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement d'Avignon (842)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  4. ^ Historique de Vaucluse
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 20 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 11–15. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  6. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-28.

Coordinates: 43°57′N 4°49′E / 43.95°N 4.82°E / 43.95; 4.82