Arrondissement of Saint-Nazaire

The arrondissement of Saint-Nazaire is an arrondissement of France in the Loire-Atlantique department in the Pays de la Loire region. It has 55 communes.[1] Its population is 327,907 (2016), and its area is 1,758.1 km2 (678.8 sq mi).[2]

Saint-Nazaire
Location within the region Pays de la Loire
Location within the region Pays de la Loire
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
No. of communes55
SubprefectureSaint-Nazaire
Area
 • Total1,758.1 km2 (678.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total327,907
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE code443

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Saint-Nazaire, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Assérac (44006)
  2. Batz-sur-Mer (44010)
  3. La Baule-Escoublac (44055)
  4. La Bernerie-en-Retz (44012)
  5. Besné (44013)
  6. Bouée (44019)
  7. Campbon (44025)
  8. La Chapelle-Launay (44033)
  9. La Chapelle-des-Marais (44030)
  10. Chaumes-en-Retz (44005)
  11. Chauvé (44038)
  12. Corsept (44046)
  13. Le Croisic (44049)
  14. Crossac (44050)
  15. Donges (44052)
  16. Drefféac (44053)
  17. Frossay (44061)
  18. Guenrouet (44068)
  19. Guérande (44069)
  20. Herbignac (44072)
  21. Lavau-sur-Loire (44080)
  22. Malville (44089)
  23. Mesquer (44097)
  24. Missillac (44098)
  25. Montoir-de-Bretagne (44103)
  26. Les Moutiers-en-Retz (44106)
  27. Paimbœuf (44116)
  28. Piriac-sur-Mer (44125)
  29. La Plaine-sur-Mer (44126)
  30. Pontchâteau (44129)
  31. Pornic (44131)
  32. Pornichet (44132)
  33. Le Pouliguen (44135)
  34. Préfailles (44136)
  35. Prinquiau (44137)
  36. Quilly (44139)
  37. Saint-André-des-Eaux (44151)
  38. Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (44154)
  39. Sainte-Anne-sur-Brivet (44152)
  40. Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne (44189)
  41. Saint-Gildas-des-Bois (44161)
  42. Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons (44164)
  43. Saint-Joachim (44168)
  44. Saint-Lyphard (44175)
  45. Saint-Malo-de-Guersac (44176)
  46. Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef (44182)
  47. Saint-Molf (44183)
  48. Saint-Nazaire (44184)
  49. Saint-Père-en-Retz (44187)
  50. Saint-Viaud (44192)
  51. Savenay (44195)
  52. Sévérac (44196)
  53. Trignac (44210)
  54. La Turballe (44211)
  55. Villeneuve-en-Retz (44021)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Savenay was created in 1800. The subprefecture was moved to Saint-Nazaire in 1868.[3]

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 Saint-Nazaire were, as of January 2015:[4]

  1. La Baule-Escoublac
  2. Bourgneuf-en-Retz
  3. Le Croisic
  4. Guérande
  5. Herbignac
  6. Montoir-de-Bretagne
  7. Paimboeuf
  8. Pontchâteau
  9. Pornic
  10. Saint-Gildas-des-Bois
  11. Saint-Nazaire-Centre
  12. Saint-Nazaire-Est
  13. Saint-Nazaire-Ouest
  14. Saint-Père-en-Retz
  15. Savenay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Saint-Nazaire (443)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  3. ^ Historique de la Loire-Atlantique
  4. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

Coordinates: 47°17′N 2°12′W / 47.28°N 2.20°W / 47.28; -2.20