Arrondissement of Confolens

The arrondissement of Confolens is an arrondissement of France in the Charente department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 141 communes.[2] Its population is 71,845 (2016), and its area is 2,417.6 km2 (933.4 sq mi).[3]

Confolens
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
No. of communes141
SubprefectureConfolens
Area
2,417.6 km2 (933.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
71,198
 • Density29/km2 (80/sq mi)
INSEE code163

CompositionEdit

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

  1. Abzac (16001)
  2. Les Adjots (16002)
  3. Aigre (16005)
  4. Alloue (16007)
  5. Ambérac (16008)
  6. Ambernac (16009)
  7. Anais (16011)
  8. Ansac-sur-Vienne (16016)
  9. Aunac-sur-Charente (16023)
  10. Aussac-Vadalle (16024)
  11. Barbezières (16027)
  12. Barro (16031)
  13. Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette (16035)
  14. Benest (16038)
  15. Bernac (16039)
  16. Bessé (16042)
  17. Bioussac (16044)
  18. Le Bouchage (16054)
  19. Brettes (16059)
  20. Brigueuil (16064)
  21. Brillac (16065)
  22. Cellefrouin (16068)
  23. Cellettes (16069)
  24. Chabanais (16070)
  25. Chabrac (16071)
  26. Champagne-Mouton (16076)
  27. La Chapelle (16081)
  28. Charmé (16083)
  29. Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (16085)
  30. Chassenon (16086)
  31. Chassiecq (16087)
  32. Chenon (16095)
  33. Cherves-Châtelars (16096)
  34. La Chèvrerie (16098)
  35. Chirac (16100)
  36. Condac (16104)
  37. Confolens (16106)
  38. Coulonges (16108)
  39. Courcôme (16110)
  40. Couture (16114)
  41. Ébréon (16122)
  42. Empuré (16127)
  43. Épenède (16128)
  44. Esse (16131)
  45. Étagnac (16132)
  46. Exideuil-sur-Vienne (16134)
  47. La Faye (16136)
  48. Fontclaireau (16140)
  49. Fontenille (16141)
  50. La Forêt-de-Tessé (16142)
  51. Fouqueure (16144)
  52. Les Gours (16155)
  53. Le Grand-Madieu (16157)
  54. Hiesse (16164)
  55. Juillé (16173)
  56. Lésignac-Durand (16183)
  57. Lessac (16181)
  58. Lesterps (16182)
  59. Lichères (16184)
  60. Ligné (16185)
  61. Le Lindois (16188)
  62. Londigny (16189)
  63. Longré (16190)
  64. Lonnes (16191)
  65. Lupsault (16194)
  66. Lussac (16195)
  67. Luxé (16196)
  68. La Magdeleine (16197)
  69. Maine-de-Boixe (16200)
  70. Manot (16205)
  71. Mansle (16206)
  72. Massignac (16212)
  73. Mazerolles (16213)
  74. Montembœuf (16225)
  75. Montignac-Charente (16226)
  76. Montjean (16229)
  77. Montrollet (16231)
  78. Mouton (16237)
  79. Moutonneau (16238)
  80. Mouzon (16239)
  81. Nanclars (16241)
  82. Nanteuil-en-Vallée (16242)
  83. Nieuil (16245)
  84. Oradour (16248)
  85. Oradour-Fanais (16249)
  86. Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie (16253)
  87. Parzac (16255)
  88. Les Pins (16261)
  89. Pleuville (16264)
  90. Poursac (16268)
  91. Pressignac (16270)
  92. Puyréaux (16272)
  93. Raix (16273)
  94. Ranville-Breuillaud (16275)
  95. Roussines (16289)
  96. Ruffec (16292)
  97. Saint-Amant-de-Boixe (16295)
  98. Saint-Christophe (16306)
  99. Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (16307)
  100. Saint-Claud (16308)
  101. Saint-Coutant (16310)
  102. Saint-Fraigne (16317)
  103. Saint-Front (16318)
  104. Saint-Georges (16321)
  105. Saint-Gourson (16325)
  106. Saint-Groux (16326)
  107. Saint-Laurent-de-Céris (16329)
  108. Saint-Martin-du-Clocher (16335)
  109. Saint-Mary (16336)
  110. Saint-Maurice-des-Lions (16337)
  111. Saint-Quentin-sur-Charente (16345)
  112. Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec (16356)
  113. Salles-de-Villefagnan (16361)
  114. Saulgond (16363)
  115. Sauvagnac (16364)
  116. Souvigné (16373)
  117. Suaux (16375)
  118. La Tâche (16377)
  119. Taizé-Aizie (16378)
  120. Terres-de-Haute-Charente (16192)
  121. Theil-Rabier (16381)
  122. Tourriers (16383)
  123. Turgon (16389)
  124. Tusson (16390)
  125. Val-de-Bonnieure (16300)
  126. Valence (16392)
  127. Vars (16393)
  128. Ventouse (16396)
  129. Verdille (16397)
  130. Verneuil (16398)
  131. Verteuil-sur-Charente (16400)
  132. Vervant (16401)
  133. Le Vieux-Cérier (16403)
  134. Vieux-Ruffec (16404)
  135. Villefagnan (16409)
  136. Villejoubert (16412)
  137. Villiers-le-Roux (16413)
  138. Villognon (16414)
  139. Vitrac-Saint-Vincent (16416)
  140. Vouharte (16419)
  141. Xambes (16423)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Confolens was created in 1800.[4] On 1 January 2008 the four cantons of Aigre, Mansle, Ruffec and Villefagnan that previously belonged to the arrondissement of Angoulême were added to the arrondissement of Confolens.[4][5] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Charente, it gained 15 communes from the arrondissement of Angoulême.[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 Confolens were, as of January 2015:[7]

  1. Aigre
  2. Chabanais
  3. Champagne-Mouton
  4. Confolens-Nord
  5. Confolens-Sud
  6. Mansle
  7. Montemboeuf
  8. Ruffec
  9. Saint-Claud
  10. Villefagnan

ReferencesEdit

  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 de Confolens (163)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  4. ^ a b Historique de la Charente
  5. ^ "Modification des limites d'arrondissement". Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  6. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 30 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 98–108. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  7. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-08.

Coordinates: 46°01′N 0°40′E / 46.02°N 0.67°E / 46.02; 0.67