Arrondissement of Rochefort

The arrondissement of Rochefort is an arrondissement of France in the Charente-Maritime department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 78 communes.[1] Its population is 189,875 (2016), and its area is 1,534.6 km2 (592.5 sq mi).[2]

Rochefort
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Location within the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
No. of communes78
SubprefectureRochefort
Area
 • Total1,534.6 km2 (592.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total189,875
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE code172

CompositionEdit

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

  1. Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis (17003)
  2. Anais (17007)
  3. Ardillières (17018)
  4. Arvert (17021)
  5. Ballon (17032)
  6. Beaugeay (17036)
  7. Bouhet (17057)
  8. Bourcefranc-le-Chapus (17058)
  9. La Brée-les-Bains (17486)
  10. Breuil-la-Réorte (17063)
  11. Breuillet (17064)
  12. Breuil-Magné (17065)
  13. Cabariot (17075)
  14. Chaillevette (17079)
  15. Chambon (17080)
  16. Champagne (17083)
  17. Le Château-d'Oléron (17093)
  18. Ciré-d'Aunis (17107)
  19. La Devise (17457)
  20. Dolus-d'Oléron (17140)
  21. Échillais (17146)
  22. L'Éguille (17151)
  23. Étaules (17155)
  24. Forges (17166)
  25. Fouras (17168)
  26. Genouillé (17174)
  27. Le Grand-Village-Plage (17485)
  28. La Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien (17184)
  29. Le Gua (17185)
  30. Île-d'Aix (17004)
  31. Landrais (17203)
  32. Loire-les-Marais (17205)
  33. Lussant (17216)
  34. Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (17219)
  35. Marsais (17221)
  36. Les Mathes (17225)
  37. Meschers-sur-Gironde (17230)
  38. Moëze (17237)
  39. Moragne (17246)
  40. Mornac-sur-Seudre (17247)
  41. Muron (17253)
  42. Nieulle-sur-Seudre (17265)
  43. Port-des-Barques (17484)
  44. Puyravault (17293)
  45. Rochefort (17299)
  46. Royan (17306)
  47. Saint-Agnant (17308)
  48. Saint-Augustin (17311)
  49. Saint-Coutant-le-Grand (17320)
  50. Saint-Crépin (17321)
  51. Saint-Denis-d'Oléron (17323)
  52. Saint-Froult (17329)
  53. Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (17333)
  54. Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (17337)
  55. Saint-Georges-du-Bois (17338)
  56. Saint-Hippolyte (17346)
  57. Saint-Jean-d'Angle (17348)
  58. Saint-Just-Luzac (17351)
  59. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée (17353)
  60. Saint-Mard (17359)
  61. Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente (17375)
  62. Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (17380)
  63. Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly (17382)
  64. Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron (17385)
  65. Saint-Pierre-la-Noue (17340)
  66. Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois (17394)
  67. Saint-Sornin (17406)
  68. Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (17409)
  69. Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (17411)
  70. Soubise (17429)
  71. Surgères (17434)
  72. Le Thou (17447)
  73. Tonnay-Charente (17449)
  74. La Tremblade (17452)
  75. Vaux-sur-Mer (17461)
  76. Vergeroux (17463)
  77. Virson (17480)
  78. Vouhé (17482)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Rochefort was created in 1800.[3] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Charente-Maritime, it gained one commune from the arrondissement of La Rochelle, one commune from the arrondissement of Saintes and three communes from the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, and it lost two communes to the arrondissement of La Rochelle.[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 Rochefort were, as of January 2015:[5]

  1. Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis
  2. Le Château-d'Oléron
  3. Marennes
  4. Rochefort-Centre
  5. Rochefort-Nord
  6. Rochefort-Sud
  7. Royan-Est
  8. Royan-Ouest
  9. Saint-Agnant
  10. Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron
  11. Surgères
  12. Tonnay-Charente
  13. La Tremblade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Rochefort (172)". 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: 45°56′N 0°58′W / 45.933°N 0.967°W / 45.933; -0.967