Arrondissement of Avignon

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Arrondissement of Avignon
Avignon in Vaucluse
Avignon in Vaucluse
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
Communes37
PrefectureAvignon
INSEE code842
Area
 • Total923.7 km2 (356.6 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total296,303
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Vaucluse department was created on 1793, the arrondissement of Avignon was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Avignon is in the northwest of the Vaucluse department. It includes the exclave of Valreás that is to the north of the department surrounded by the Drôme department.

It has the Carpentras arrondissement to the east, the Apt arrondissement to the southeast, the Bouches-du-Rhône department to the south, the Gard department to the west, the Ardèche department to the northwest and the Drôme department to the north.

The arrondissement of Avignon is the smallest arrondissement of the department in area, 923.7 km2 (356.6 sq mi), but the one with more people living in it (296,303 inhabitants) and a density of 320.8 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 Avignon, the Cheval-Blanc, Le Pontet and Vaison-la-Romaine cantons do not have all their 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 Avignon
INSEE
Code
Canton Apt Avignon Carpentras Total
8402 Avignon-1 part of Avignon part of Avignon
8403 Avignon-2 part of Avignon part of Avignon
8404 Avignon-3 1 + part of Avignon 1 + part of Avignon
8405 Bollène 9 9
8408 Cheval-Blanc 12 2 14
8409 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 5 5
8411 Orange 3 3
8414 Le Pontet 4 1 5
8415 Sorgues 5 5
8416 Vaison-la-Romaine 3 26 29
8417 Valréas 4 4

Communes[change | change source]

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

  1. Avignon (84007)
  2. Bollène (84019)
  3. Bédarrides (84016)
  4. Cabrières-d'Avignon (84025)
  5. Caderousse (84027)
  6. Camaret-sur-Aigues (84029)
  7. Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne (84036)
  8. Châteauneuf-du-Pape (84037)
  9. Courthézon (84039)
  10. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (84139)
  11. Grillon (84053)
  12. Jonquerettes (84055)
  13. Jonquières (84056)
  14. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (84054)
  15. Lagarde-Paréol (84061)
  16. Lagnes (84062)
  17. Lamotte-du-Rhône (84063)
  18. Lapalud (84064)
  19. Le Pontet (84092)
  20. Le Thor (84132)
  21. Mondragon (84078)
  22. Morières-lès-Avignon (84081)
  23. Mornas (84083)
  24. Orange (84087)
  25. Piolenc (84091)
  26. Richerenches (84097)
  27. Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon (84119)
  28. Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes (84106)
  29. Saumane-de-Vaucluse (84124)
  30. Sorgues (84129)
  31. Sérignan-du-Comtat (84127)
  32. Travaillan (84134)
  33. Uchaux (84135)
  34. Valréas (84138)
  35. Vedène (84141)
  36. Violès (84149)
  37. Visan (84150)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
84007 Avignon 92,209 Avignon-1, Avignon-2 and Avignon-3 Grand Avignon (Coga)
84087 Orange 29,482 Orange Le Pays de Rhône et Ouvèze
84054 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 19,240 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Le Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse
84129 Sorgues 18,328 Sorgues Le Pays de Rhône et Ouvèze
84092 Le Pontet 17,476 Le Pontet Grand Avignon (Coga)
84019 Bollène 13,574 Bollène Rhône Lez Provence
84141 Vedène 11,045 Le Pontet Grand Avignon (Coga)
84138 Valréas 9,520 Valréas Enclave des Papes-Pays de Grignan
84132 Le Thor 8,706 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Le Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse
84081 Morières-lès-Avignon 8,100 Avignon-3 Grand Avignon (Coga)

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'Avignon (842)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

Coordinates: 43°57′00″N 4°49′00″E / 43.9500°N 4.8167°E / 43.9500; 4.8167