Arrondissement of Céret

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Coordinates: 42°49′21″N 2°45′08″E / 42.8225°N 2.75222°E / 42.8225; 2.75222
Arrondissement of Céret
Arrondissement of France
Country  France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Sous-préfecture Céret
 - coordinates 42°49′21″N 2°45′08″E / 42.8225°N 2.75222°E / 42.8225; 2.75222
Area 954 km² (368 sq mi)
Population 72,005 (2011) [1]
Density 75 /km² (194 /sq mi)
Arrondissement since 1800
Subdivisions 5 cantons
40 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE code 661
Location of the Arrondissement Céret
Location of the Arrondissement Céret

The arrondissement of Céret is an arrondissement of France; it is the southermost arrondissement of Metropolitan France. It is part of the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Its capital is the city of Céret. It is the southernmost arrondissement of France.

It is the smallest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 954 km2 (368 sq mi), but it is the second in population, after Perpignan, with 71,887 inhabitants and a density of 75.5 inhabitants/km².[1]

History[change | change source]

When the Pyrénées-Orientales department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Céret was part of that original department.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Perpignan, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by Spain, to the west and northwest by the the arrondissement of Prades.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Céret has 5 cantons:[3]

  1. Argelès-sur-Mer
  2. Arles-sur-Tech
  3. Céret
  4. Côte Vermeille
  5. Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Céret has 40 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

1. Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (66003) 2. Argelès-sur-Mer (66008) 3. Arles-sur-Tech (66009) 4. Banyuls-dels-Aspres (66015)
5. Banyuls-sur-Mer (66016) 6. Calmeilles (66032) 7. Cerbère (66048) 8. Collioure (66053)
9. Corsavy (66060) 10. Coustouges (66061) 11. Céret (66049) 12. L'Albère (66001)
13. La Bastide (66018) 14. Lamanère (66091) 15. Laroque-des-Albères (66093) 16. Le Boulou (66024)
17. Le Perthus (66137) 18. Le Tech (66206) 19. Les Cluses (66063) 20. Maureillas-las-Illas (66106)
21. Montauriol (66112) 22. Montbolo (66113) 23. Montesquieu-des-Albères (66115) 24. Montferrer (66116)
25. Oms (66126) 26. Palau-del-Vidre (66133) 27. Port-Vendres (66148) 28. Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste (66150)
29. Reynès (66160) 30. Saint-André (66168) 31. Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines (66175) 32. Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts (66178)
33. Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans (66179) 34. Saint-Marsal (66183) 35. Serralongue (66194) 36. Sorède (66196)
37. Taillet (66199) 38. Taulis (66203) 39. Villelongue-dels-Monts (66225) 40. Vivès (66233)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Populations légales en vigueur à compter du 1er janvier 2014: Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French) (pdf). Populations légales 2011 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/pages2013/pdf/dep66.pdf. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. "Historique des Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Le SPLAF. http://splaf.free.fr/dep.php?depnum=66. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. "Liste des cantons de l'arrondissement de Céret (1)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/nomenclatures/cog/canarr.asp?codedep=66&codearr=1. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

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