Arrondissement of Apt

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Arrondissement of Apt
Arrondissement of France
Apt in Vaucluse
Apt in Vaucluse
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
Communes56
SubprefectureApt
INSEE code841
Area
 • Total1,377.2 km2 (531.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total128,448
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Apt is an arrondissement of France, in the Vaucluse department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Apt.

History[change | change source]

When the Vaucluse department was created on 1793, the arrondissement of Apt was part of that original department. In 1926, the subprefecture of Apt was moved to Cavaillon but returned to Apt in 1933.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Apt is in the most southern of the arrondissements of the Vaucluse department. It has the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department to the east, the Var department to the southeast (for a very short distance), the Bouches-du-Rhône department to the south and west, the Avignon arrondissement to the northwest and the Carpentras arrondissement to the north.

The arrondissement of Apt is the largest arrondissement of the department in area, 1,377.2 km2 (531.7 sq mi), but the one with fewest people living in it (128,448 inhabitants) and a density of 23.4 inhabitants/km².[2]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[3] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Apt, only the Cheval-Blanc canton does not has all its communes in the arrondissement. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Apt
INSEE
Code
Canton Apt Avignon Carpentras Total
8401 Apt 27 27
8407 Cavaillon 2 2
8408 Cheval-Blanc 12 2 14
8413 Pertuis 15 15

Communes[change | change source]

The communes of the arrondissement of Apt are:[4]

  1. Ansouis (84002)
  2. Apt (84003)
  3. Auribeau (84006)
  4. La Bastide-des-Jourdans (84009)
  5. La Bastidonne (84010)
  6. Beaumettes (84013)
  7. Beaumont-de-Pertuis (84014)
  8. Bonnieux (84020)
  9. Buoux (84023)
  10. Cabrières-d'Aigues (84024)
  11. Cadenet (84026)
  12. Caseneuve (84032)
  13. Castellet (84033)
  14. Caumont-sur-Durance (84034)
  15. Cavaillon (84035)
  16. Cheval-Blanc (84038)
  17. Cucuron (84042)
  18. Gargas (84047)
  19. Gignac (84048)
  20. Gordes (84050)
  21. Goult (84051)
  22. Grambois (84052)
  23. Joucas (84057)
  24. Lacoste (84058)
  25. Lagarde-d'Apt (84060)
  26. Lauris (84065)
  27. Lioux (84066)
  28. Lourmarin (84068)
  29. Maubec (84071)
  30. Ménerbes (84073)
  31. Mérindol (84074)
  32. Mirabeau (84076)
  33. La Motte-d'Aigues (84084)
  34. Murs (84085)
  35. Oppède (84086)
  36. Pertuis (84089)
  37. Peypin-d'Aigues (84090)
  38. Puget (84093)
  39. Puyvert (84095)
  40. Robion (84099)
  41. Roussillon (84102)
  42. Rustrel (84103)
  43. Saignon (84105)
  44. Saint-Martin-de-Castillon (84112)
  45. Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque (84113)
  46. Saint-Pantaléon (84114)
  47. Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt (84118)
  48. Sannes (84121)
  49. Sivergues (84128)
  50. Taillades (84131)
  51. La Tour-d'Aigues (84133)
  52. Vaugines (84140)
  53. Viens (84144)
  54. Villars (84145)
  55. Villelaure (84147)
  56. Vitrolles-en-Luberon (84151)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
84035 Cavaillon 26,201 Cavaillon Luberon Monts de Vaucluse
84089 Pertuis 19,523 Pertuis Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
84003 Apt 11,885 Apt Pays d'Apt-Luberon
84034 Caumont-sur-Durance 4,718 Cavaillon Grand Avignon (Coga)
84099 Robion 4,273 Cheval-Blanc Luberon Monts de Vaucluse
84133 La Tour-d'Aigues 4,190 Pertuis Territoriale Sud-Luberon
84026 Cadenet 4,136 Cheval-Blanc Les Portes du Luberon
84038 Cheval-Blanc 1,201 Cheval-Blanc Luberon Monts de Vaucluse
84065 Lauris 3,787 Cheval-Blanc Les Portes du Luberon
84147 Villelaure 3,323 Pertuis Territoriale Sud-Luberon

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de Vaucluse". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-249 du 25 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de Vaucluse" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. "Arrondissement d'Apt (841)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

Coordinates: 43°53′00″N 5°24′00″E / 43.8833°N 5.4000°E / 43.8833; 5.4000