Arrondissement of Béziers

The arrondissement of Béziers is an arrondissement of France in the Hérault department in the Occitanie région. Its INSEE code is 341 and its capital city is Béziers. It has 153 communes.[2] Its population is 309,800 (2016), and its area is 3,091.2 km2 (1,193.5 sq mi).[3]

Béziers
Location within the region Occitanie
Location within the region Occitanie
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
No. of communes153
SubprefectureBéziers
Area
3,091.2 km2 (1,193.5 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
315,425
 • Density102/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE code341

It is the southernmost of the arrondissements of the department. The main cities, with more than 6,000 inhabitants in 2012, in the arrondissement are Béziers (72,970 inhabitants), Agde (24,651 inhabitants), Pézenas (8,317 inhabitants), Sérignan (6,836 inhabitants) and Bédarieux (6,297 inhabitants).[4]

GeographyEdit

The arrondissement of Béziers is bordered to the north by the Aveyron department and the arrondissement of Lodève, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Montpellier, to the east by the Gulf of Lion (Mediterranean Sea), to the south by the Aude department and to the west by the Tarn department.

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Béziers are (with their INSEE codes):[2]

  1. Abeilhan (34001)
  2. Adissan (34002)
  3. Agde (34003)
  4. Agel (34004)
  5. Aigne (34006)
  6. Aigues-Vives (34007)
  7. Les Aires (34008)
  8. Alignan-du-Vent (34009)
  9. Assignan (34015)
  10. Aumes (34017)
  11. Autignac (34018)
  12. Avène (34019)
  13. Azillanet (34020)
  14. Babeau-Bouldoux (34021)
  15. Bassan (34025)
  16. Beaufort (34026)
  17. Bédarieux (34028)
  18. Berlou (34030)
  19. Bessan (34031)
  20. Béziers (34032)
  21. Boisset (34034)
  22. Boujan-sur-Libron (34037)
  23. Le Bousquet-d'Orb (34038)
  24. Brenas (34040)
  25. Cabrerolles (34044)
  26. Cambon-et-Salvergues (34046)
  27. Camplong (34049)
  28. Capestang (34052)
  29. Carlencas-et-Levas (34053)
  30. Cassagnoles (34054)
  31. Castanet-le-Haut (34055)
  32. Castelnau-de-Guers (34056)
  33. La Caunette (34059)
  34. Causses-et-Veyran (34061)
  35. Caussiniojouls (34062)
  36. Caux (34063)
  37. Cazedarnes (34065)
  38. Cazouls-d'Hérault (34068)
  39. Cazouls-lès-Béziers (34069)
  40. Cébazan (34070)
  41. Ceilhes-et-Rocozels (34071)
  42. Cers (34073)
  43. Cessenon-sur-Orb (34074)
  44. Cesseras (34075)
  45. Colombières-sur-Orb (34080)
  46. Colombiers (34081)
  47. Combes (34083)
  48. Corneilhan (34084)
  49. Coulobres (34085)
  50. Courniou (34086)
  51. Creissan (34089)
  52. Cruzy (34092)
  53. Dio-et-Valquières (34093)
  54. Espondeilhan (34094)
  55. Faugères (34096)
  56. Félines-Minervois (34097)
  57. Ferrals-les-Montagnes (34098)
  58. Ferrières-Poussarou (34100)
  59. Florensac (34101)
  60. Fos (34104)
  61. Fouzilhon (34105)
  62. Fraisse-sur-Agout (34107)
  63. Gabian (34109)
  64. Graissessac (34117)
  65. Hérépian (34119)
  66. Joncels (34121)
  67. Lamalou-les-Bains (34126)
  68. Laurens (34130)
  69. Lespignan (34135)
  70. Lézignan-la-Cèbe (34136)
  71. Lieuran-lès-Béziers (34139)
  72. Lignan-sur-Orb (34140)
  73. La Livinière (34141)
  74. Lunas (34144)
  75. Magalas (34147)
  76. Maraussan (34148)
  77. Margon (34149)
  78. Maureilhan (34155)
  79. Minerve (34158)
  80. Mons (34160)
  81. Montady (34161)
  82. Montagnac (34162)
  83. Montblanc (34166)
  84. Montels (34167)
  85. Montesquieu (34168)
  86. Montouliers (34170)
  87. Murviel-lès-Béziers (34178)
  88. Neffiès (34181)
  89. Nézignan-l'Évêque (34182)
  90. Nissan-lez-Enserune (34183)
  91. Nizas (34184)
  92. Olargues (34187)
  93. Olonzac (34189)
  94. Oupia (34190)
  95. Pailhès (34191)
  96. Pardailhan (34193)
  97. Pézenas (34199)
  98. Pézènes-les-Mines (34200)
  99. Pierrerue (34201)
  100. Pinet (34203)
  101. Poilhes (34206)
  102. Pomérols (34207)
  103. Portiragnes (34209)
  104. Le Poujol-sur-Orb (34211)
  105. Pouzolles (34214)
  106. Le Pradal (34216)
  107. Prades-sur-Vernazobre (34218)
  108. Prémian (34219)
  109. Puimisson (34223)
  110. Puissalicon (34224)
  111. Puisserguier (34225)
  112. Quarante (34226)
  113. Rieussec (34228)
  114. Riols (34229)
  115. Roquebrun (34232)
  116. Roquessels (34234)
  117. Rosis (34235)
  118. Roujan (34237)
  119. Saint-Chinian (34245)
  120. Saint-Étienne-d'Albagnan (34250)
  121. Saint-Étienne-Estréchoux (34252)
  122. Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (34258)
  123. Saint-Geniès-de-Varensal (34257)
  124. Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare (34260)
  125. Saint-Jean-de-Minervois (34269)
  126. Saint-Julien (34271)
  127. Saint-Martin-de-l'Arçon (34273)
  128. Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez (34279)
  129. Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens (34285)
  130. Saint-Pons-de-Thomières (34284)
  131. Saint-Thibéry (34289)
  132. Saint-Vincent-d'Olargues (34291)
  133. La Salvetat-sur-Agout (34293)
  134. Sauvian (34298)
  135. Sérignan (34299)
  136. Servian (34300)
  137. Siran (34302)
  138. Le Soulié (34305)
  139. Taussac-la-Billière (34308)
  140. Thézan-lès-Béziers (34310)
  141. Tourbes (34311)
  142. La Tour-sur-Orb (34312)
  143. Vailhan (34319)
  144. Valras-Plage (34324)
  145. Valros (34325)
  146. Vélieux (34326)
  147. Vendres (34329)
  148. Verreries-de-Moussans (34331)
  149. Vias (34332)
  150. Vieussan (34334)
  151. Villemagne-l'Argentière (34335)
  152. Villeneuve-lès-Béziers (34336)
  153. Villespassans (34339)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Béziers was created in 1800.[5] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Hérault, it gained seven communes from the arrondissement of Lodève, and it lost five communes to the arrondissement of Lodève and one commune to the arrondissement of Montpellier.[6]

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 Béziers were, as of January 2015:[4]

  1. Agde
  2. Bédarieux
  3. Béziers-1
  4. Béziers-2
  5. Béziers-3
  6. Béziers-4
  7. Capestang
  8. Florensac
  9. Montagnac
  10. Murviel-lès-Béziers
  11. Olargues
  12. Olonzac
  13. Pézenas
  14. Roujan
  15. Saint-Chinian
  16. Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare
  17. Saint-Pons-de-Thomières
  18. La Salvetat-sur-Agout
  19. Servian

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Béziers (341)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  4. ^ a b "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  5. ^ Historique de l'Hérault
  6. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 29 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 62–70. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

Coordinates: 43°20′34″N 3°12′58″E / 43.34278°N 3.21611°E / 43.34278; 3.21611