Arrondissement of Cholet

The arrondissement of Cholet is an arrondissement of France in the Maine-et-Loire department in the Pays de la Loire region. It has 32 communes.[2] Its population is 224,581 (2016), and its area is 2,102.5 km2 (811.8 sq mi).[3]

Location within the region Pays de la Loire
Location within the region Pays de la Loire
RegionPays de la Loire
No. of communes32
2,102.5 km2 (811.8 sq mi)
 • Density108/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE code492

Composition edit

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

History edit

The arrondissement of Beaupréau was created in 1800. The subprefecture was moved to Cholet in 1857.[4] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Maine-et-Loire, it gained nine communes from the arrondissement of Saumur.[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 Cholet were, as of January 2015:[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Cholet (492)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  4. ^ Historique de Maine-et-Loire
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 27 December 2016" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  6. ^ Populations légales 2012: 49 Maine-et-Loire, INSEE

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