Arrondissement of La Rochelle

The arrondissement of La Rochelle is an arrondissement of France in the Charente-Maritime department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 58 communes.[1] Its population is 215,707 (2016), and its area is 852.8 km2 (329.3 sq mi).[2]

La Rochelle
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
No. of communes58
PrefectureLa Rochelle
Area
 • Total852.8 km2 (329.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total215,707
 • Density253/km2 (660/sq mi)
INSEE code173

CompositionEdit

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

  1. Andilly (17008)
  2. Angliers (17009)
  3. Angoulins (17010)
  4. Ars-en-Ré (17019)
  5. Aytré (17028)
  6. Benon (17041)
  7. Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré (17051)
  8. Bourgneuf (17059)
  9. Charron (17091)
  10. Châtelaillon-Plage (17340)
  11. Clavette (17109)
  12. La Couarde-sur-Mer (17121)
  13. Courçon (17127)
  14. Cramchaban (17132)
  15. Croix-Chapeau (17136)
  16. Dompierre-sur-Mer (17142)
  17. Esnandes (17153)
  18. Ferrières (17158)
  19. La Flotte (17161)
  20. La Grève-sur-Mignon (17182)
  21. Le Gué-d'Alleré (17186)
  22. L'Houmeau (17190)
  23. La Jarne (17193)
  24. La Jarrie (17194)
  25. Lagord (17200)
  26. La Laigne (17201)
  27. Loix (17207)
  28. Longèves (17208)
  29. Marans (17218)
  30. Marsilly (17222)
  31. Montroy (17245)
  32. Nieul-sur-Mer (17264)
  33. Nuaillé-d'Aunis (17267)
  34. Périgny (17274)
  35. Les Portes-en-Ré (17286)
  36. Puilboreau (17291)
  37. Rivedoux-Plage (17297)
  38. La Rochelle (17300)
  39. La Ronde (17303)
  40. Saint-Christophe (17315)
  41. Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17318)
  42. Saint-Cyr-du-Doret (17322)
  43. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré (17360)
  44. Sainte-Soulle (17407)
  45. Saint-Jean-de-Liversay (17349)
  46. Saint-Martin-de-Ré (17369)
  47. Saint-Médard-d'Aunis (17373)
  48. Saint-Ouen-d'Aunis (17376)
  49. Saint-Rogatien (17391)
  50. Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis (17396)
  51. Saint-Vivien (17290)
  52. Saint-Xandre (17414)
  53. Salles-sur-Mer (17420)
  54. Taugon (17439)
  55. Thairé (17443)
  56. Vérines (17466)
  57. Villedoux (17472)
  58. Yves (17340)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of La Rochelle was created in 1800.[3] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Charente-Maritime, it gained two communes from the arrondissement of Rochefort, and it lost one commune to the arrondissement of Rochefort.[4]

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 La Rochelle were, as of January 2015:[5]

  1. Ars-en-Ré
  2. Aytré
  3. Courçon
  4. La Jarrie
  5. Marans
  6. La Rochelle-1
  7. La Rochelle-2
  8. La Rochelle-3
  9. La Rochelle-4
  10. La Rochelle-5
  11. La Rochelle-6
  12. La Rochelle-7
  13. La Rochelle-8
  14. La Rochelle-9
  15. Saint-Martin-de-Ré

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de la Rochelle (173)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  3. ^ Historique de la Charente-Maritime
  4. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 30 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 110–120. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  5. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-08.

Coordinates: 46°10′N 1°10′W / 46.167°N 1.167°W / 46.167; -1.167