Arrondissement of Perpignan

The arrondissement of Perpignan is an arrondissement of France in the Pyrénées-Orientales department (Northern Catalonia) in the Occitanie region. It has 39 communes.[2] Its population is 285,077 (2016), and its area is 720.5 km2 (278.2 sq mi).[3]

Perpignan
Location within the region Occitanie
Location within the region Occitanie
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentPyrénées-Orientales
No. of communes39
PrefecturePerpignan
Area
720.5 km2 (278.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
288,033
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE code662

CompositionEdit

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

  1. Baho (66012)
  2. Baixas (66014)
  3. Le Barcarès (66017)
  4. Bompas (66021)
  5. Cabestany (66028)
  6. Calce (66030)
  7. Canet-en-Roussillon (66037)
  8. Canohès (66038)
  9. Cases-de-Pène (66041)
  10. Cassagnes (66042)
  11. Claira (66050)
  12. Espira-de-l'Agly (66069)
  13. Estagel (66071)
  14. Llupia (66101)
  15. Montner (66118)
  16. Opoul-Périllos (66127)
  17. Perpignan (66136)
  18. Peyrestortes (66138)
  19. Pézilla-la-Rivière (66140)
  20. Pia (66141)
  21. Pollestres (66144)
  22. Ponteilla (66145)
  23. Rivesaltes (66164)
  24. Sainte-Marie-la-Mer (66182)
  25. Saint-Estève (66172)
  26. Saint-Féliu-d'Avall (66174)
  27. Saint-Hippolyte (66176)
  28. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque (66180)
  29. Saint-Nazaire (66186)
  30. Saleilles (66189)
  31. Salses-le-Château (66190)
  32. Le Soler (66195)
  33. Tautavel (66205)
  34. Torreilles (66212)
  35. Toulouges (66213)
  36. Villelongue-de-la-Salanque (66224)
  37. Villeneuve-de-la-Raho (66227)
  38. Villeneuve-la-Rivière (66228)
  39. Vingrau (66231)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Perpignan was created in 1800.[4] In January 2017 it lost 24 communes to the arrondissement of Céret and 23 communes to the arrondissement of Prades.[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 Perpignan were, as of January 2015:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Perpignan (662)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  4. ^ Historique des Pyrénées-Orientales
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 29 December 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  6. ^ Populations légales 2012: 66 Pyrénées-Orientales, INSEE

Coordinates: 42°41′37″N 2°53′28″E / 42.69361°N 2.89111°E / 42.69361; 2.89111