Arrondissement of Lorient

The arrondissement of Lorient is an arrondissement of France in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region. It has 58 communes.[1] Its population is 312,063 (2016), and its area is 1,461.8 km2 (564.4 sq mi).[2]

Lorient
Location within the region Brittany
Location within the region Brittany
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
No. of communes58
SubprefectureLorient
Area
 • Total1,461.8 km2 (564.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total312,063
 • Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
INSEE code561

CompositionEdit

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

  1. Auray (56007)
  2. Bangor (56009)
  3. Belz (56013)
  4. Brandérion (56021)
  5. Brech (56023)
  6. Bubry (56026)
  7. Calan (56029)
  8. Camors (56031)
  9. Carnac (56034)
  10. Caudan (56036)
  11. Cléguer (56040)
  12. Crach (56046)
  13. Erdeven (56054)
  14. Étel (56055)
  15. Gâvres (56062)
  16. Gestel (56063)
  17. Groix (56069)
  18. Guidel (56078)
  19. Hennebont (56083)
  20. Hœdic (56085)
  21. Île-d'Houat (56086)
  22. Inguiniel (56089)
  23. Inzinzac-Lochrist (56090)
  24. Kervignac (56094)
  25. Landaul (56096)
  26. Landévant (56097)
  27. Lanester (56098)
  28. Languidic (56101)
  29. Lanvaudan (56104)
  30. Larmor-Plage (56107)
  31. Locmaria (56114)
  32. Locmariaquer (56116)
  33. Locmiquélic (56118)
  34. Locoal-Mendon (56119)
  35. Lorient (56121)
  36. Merlevenez (56130)
  37. Nostang (56148)
  38. Le Palais (56152)
  39. Ploemel (56161)
  40. Ploemeur (56162)
  41. Plouay (56166)
  42. Plouharnel (56168)
  43. Plouhinec (56169)
  44. Plumergat (56175)
  45. Pluneret (56176)
  46. Pluvigner (56177)
  47. Pont-Scorff (56179)
  48. Port-Louis (56181)
  49. Quéven (56185)
  50. Quiberon (56186)
  51. Quistinic (56188)
  52. Riantec (56193)
  53. Sainte-Anne-d'Auray (56263)
  54. Sainte-Hélène (56220)
  55. Saint-Philibert (56233)
  56. Saint-Pierre-Quiberon (56234)
  57. Sauzon (56241)
  58. La Trinité-sur-Mer (56258)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Lorient was created in 1800.[3] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Morbihan, it lost two communes to the arrondissement of Vannes.[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 Lorient were, as of January 2015:[5]

  1. Auray
  2. Belle-Île
  3. Belz
  4. Groix
  5. Hennebont
  6. Lanester
  7. Lorient-Centre
  8. Lorient-Nord
  9. Lorient-Sud
  10. Ploemeur
  11. Plouay
  12. Pluvigner
  13. Pont-Scorff
  14. Port-Louis
  15. Quiberon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Lorient (561)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Historique du Morbihan
  4. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 27 September 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  5. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

Coordinates: 47°48′N 3°10′W / 47.80°N 3.17°W / 47.80; -3.17