Arrondissement of Carcassonne

The arrondissement of Carcassonne is an arrondissement of France in the Aude department in the Occitanie région. Its INSEE code is 111 and its capital city is Carcassonne. It has 186 communes.[1] Its population is 159,539 (2016), and its area is 2,309.7 km2 (891.8 sq mi).[2]

Carcassonne
Location within the region Occitanie
Location within the region Occitanie
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAude
No. of communes186
PrefectureCarcassonne
Area
 • Total2,309.7 km2 (891.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total159,539
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE code111

It is the northernmost of the arrondissements of the department. The main cities in the arrondissement are Carcassonne (47,068 inhabitants in 2012), Castelnaudary (11,748 inhabitants) and Trèbes (5,280 inhabitants).[3]

GeographyEdit

The arrondissement of Carcassonne occupies the northwestern part of the department and is bordered to the north by the Tarn department, to the northeast by the Hérault department, to the east by the arrondissement of Narbonne, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Limoux, to the west by the Ariège department and to the northwest by the Haute-Garonne department.

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Carcassonne, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Aigues-Vives (11001)
  2. Airoux (11002)
  3. Alairac (11005)
  4. Alzonne (11009)
  5. Aragon (11011)
  6. Arquettes-en-Val (11016)
  7. Arzens (11018)
  8. Azille (11022)
  9. Badens (11023)
  10. Bagnoles (11025)
  11. Baraigne (11026)
  12. Barbaira (11027)
  13. Belflou (11030)
  14. Belpech (11033)
  15. Berriac (11037)
  16. Blomac (11042)
  17. Bouilhonnac (11043)
  18. Bram (11049)
  19. Brézilhac (11051)
  20. Brousses-et-Villaret (11052)
  21. Les Brunels (11054)
  22. Cabrespine (11056)
  23. Cahuzac (11057)
  24. Capendu (11068)
  25. Carcassonne (11069)
  26. Carlipa (11070)
  27. La Cassaigne (11072)
  28. Les Cassés (11074)
  29. Castans (11075)
  30. Castelnaudary (11076)
  31. Caudebronde (11079)
  32. Caunes-Minervois (11081)
  33. Caunettes-en-Val (11083)
  34. Caux-et-Sauzens (11084)
  35. Cavanac (11085)
  36. Cazalrenoux (11087)
  37. Cazilhac (11088)
  38. Cenne-Monestiés (11089)
  39. Citou (11092)
  40. Comigne (11095)
  41. Conques-sur-Orbiel (11099)
  42. Couffoulens (11102)
  43. Cumiès (11114)
  44. Cuxac-Cabardès (11115)
  45. Douzens (11122)
  46. Fajac-en-Val (11133)
  47. Fajac-la-Relenque (11134)
  48. Fanjeaux (11136)
  49. Fendeille (11138)
  50. Fenouillet-du-Razès (11139)
  51. Ferran (11141)
  52. Floure (11146)
  53. Fonters-du-Razès (11149)
  54. Fontiers-Cabardès (11150)
  55. Fontiès-d'Aude (11151)
  56. La Force (11153)
  57. Fournes-Cabardès (11154)
  58. Fraisse-Cabardès (11156)
  59. Gaja-la-Selve (11159)
  60. Generville (11162)
  61. Gourvieille (11166)
  62. Hounoux (11173)
  63. Les Ilhes (11174)
  64. Issel (11175)
  65. Labastide-d'Anjou (11178)
  66. Labastide-en-Val (11179)
  67. Labastide-Esparbairenque (11180)
  68. Labécède-Lauragais (11181)
  69. Lacombe (11182)
  70. Lafage (11184)
  71. Laprade (11189)
  72. Lasbordes (11192)
  73. Lasserre-de-Prouille (11193)
  74. Lastours (11194)
  75. Laurabuc (11195)
  76. Laurac (11196)
  77. Laure-Minervois (11198)
  78. Lavalette (11199)
  79. Lespinassière (11200)
  80. Leuc (11201)
  81. Limousis (11205)
  82. La Louvière-Lauragais (11208)
  83. Malves-en-Minervois (11215)
  84. Marquein (11218)
  85. Marseillette (11220)
  86. Les Martys (11221)
  87. Mas-Cabardès (11222)
  88. Mas-des-Cours (11223)
  89. Mas-Saintes-Puelles (11225)
  90. Mayreville (11226)
  91. Mayronnes (11227)
  92. Mézerville (11231)
  93. Miraval-Cabardes (11232)
  94. Mireval-Lauragais (11234)
  95. Molandier (11236)
  96. Molleville (11238)
  97. Montauriol (11239)
  98. Montclar (11242)
  99. Montferrand (11243)
  100. Montirat (11248)
  101. Montmaur (11252)
  102. Montolieu (11253)
  103. Montréal (11254)
  104. Monze (11257)
  105. Moussoulens (11259)
  106. Orsans (11268)
  107. Palaja (11272)
  108. Payra-sur-l'Hers (11275)
  109. Pécharic-et-le-Py (11277)
  110. Pech-Luna (11278)
  111. Pennautier (11279)
  112. Pépieux (11280)
  113. Pexiora (11281)
  114. Peyrefitte-sur-l'Hers (11283)
  115. Peyrens (11284)
  116. Peyriac-Minervois (11286)
  117. Pezens (11288)
  118. Plaigne (11290)
  119. Plavilla (11291)
  120. La Pomarède (11292)
  121. Pradelles-Cabardès (11297)
  122. Preixan (11299)
  123. Puginier (11300)
  124. Puichéric (11301)
  125. Raissac-sur-Lampy (11308)
  126. La Redorte (11190)
  127. Ribouisse (11312)
  128. Ricaud (11313)
  129. Rieux-en-Val (11314)
  130. Rieux-Minervois (11315)
  131. Roquefère (11319)
  132. Rouffiac-d'Aude (11325)
  133. Roullens (11327)
  134. Rustiques (11330)
  135. Saint-Amans (11331)
  136. Saint-Denis (11339)
  137. Sainte-Camelle (11334)
  138. Sainte-Eulalie (11340)
  139. Saint-Frichoux (11342)
  140. Saint-Gaudéric (11343)
  141. Saint-Julien-de-Briola (11348)
  142. Saint-Martin-Lalande (11356)
  143. Saint-Martin-le-Vieil (11357)
  144. Saint-Michel-de-Lanès (11359)
  145. Saint-Papoul (11361)
  146. Saint-Paulet (11362)
  147. Saint-Sernin (11365)
  148. Saissac (11367)
  149. Sallèles-Cabardès (11368)
  150. Salles-sur-l'Hers (11371)
  151. Salsigne (11372)
  152. Serviès-en-Val (11378)
  153. Souilhanels (11382)
  154. Souilhe (11383)
  155. Soupex (11385)
  156. Taurize (11387)
  157. La Tourette-Cabardès (11391)
  158. Trassanel (11395)
  159. Trausse (11396)
  160. Trèbes (11397)
  161. Tréville (11399)
  162. Val-de-Dagne (11251)
  163. Ventenac-Cabardès (11404)
  164. Verdun-en-Lauragais (11407)
  165. Verzeille (11408)
  166. Villalier (11410)
  167. Villanière (11411)
  168. Villardonnel (11413)
  169. Villar-en-Val (11414)
  170. Villarzel-Cabardès (11416)
  171. Villasavary (11418)
  172. Villautou (11419)
  173. Villedubert (11422)
  174. Villefloure (11423)
  175. Villegailhenc (11425)
  176. Villegly (11426)
  177. Villemagne (11428)
  178. Villemoustaussou (11429)
  179. Villeneuve-la-Comptal (11430)
  180. Villeneuve-lès-Montréal (11432)
  181. Villeneuve-Minervois (11433)
  182. Villepinte (11434)
  183. Villesèquelande (11437)
  184. Villesiscle (11438)
  185. Villespy (11439)
  186. Villetritouls (11440)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Carcassonne was created in 1800.[4] At the January 2017 reorganization of the arrondissements of Aude, it lost 27 communes to the arrondissement of Narbonne, and it gained seven communes from the arrondissement of Limoux.[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 Carcassonne were, as of January 2015:[3]

  1. Alzonne
  2. Belpech
  3. Capendu
  4. Carcassonne-1
  5. Carcassonne-2-Nord
  6. Carcassonne-2-Sud
  7. Carcassonne-3
  8. Castelnaudary-Nord
  9. Castelnaudary-Sud
  10. Fanjeaux
  11. Lagrasse
  12. Mas-Cabardès
  13. Montréal
  14. Mouthoumet
  15. Peyriac-Minervois
  16. Saissac
  17. Salles-sur-l'Hers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Carcassonne (111)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  3. ^ a b "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  4. ^ Historique de l'Aude
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 29 December 2016, p 15" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-08-07.

Coordinates: 43°13′N 2°21′E / 43.22°N 2.35°E / 43.22; 2.35