Arrondissement of Béziers

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Arrondissement of Béziers
Arrondissement of France
Location of Béziers in Hérault
Location of Béziers in Hérault
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Communes 152
Subprefecture Béziers
INSEE code 341
Area
 • Total 2,986.8 km2 (1,153.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 312,443
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Béziers is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département in the Occitanie region. Its capital is the city of Béziers.

History[change | change source]

When the Hérault department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Béziers was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the southernmost and largest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,986.8 km2 (1,153.2 sq mi).[2] It has 312,443 inhabitants and a density of 104.6 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Béziers is bordered to the north by the Aveyron department and the arrondissement of Lodève, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Montpellier, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by the Aude department and to the west by the Tarn department.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Béziers, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement; the other cantons are completely within the arrondissement. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Béziers
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Béziers Lodève Montpellier
3401 Agde 5 5
3402 Béziers-1 5 + part of Béziers 5 + part of Béziers
3403 Béziers-2 2 + part of Béziers 2 + part of Béziers
3404 Béziers-3 8 + part of Béziers 8 + part of Béziers
3405 Cazouls-lès-Béziers 28 28
3406 Clermont-l'Hérault 17 23 40
3414 Mèze 12 6 18
3421 Pézenas 15 15
3424 Saint-Pons-de-Thomières 59 59

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Béziers has 152 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Abeilhan (34001)
  2. Adissan (34002)
  3. Agde (34003)
  4. Agel (34004)
  5. Aigne (34006)
  6. Aigues-Vives (34007)
  7. Alignan-du-Vent (34009)
  8. Assignan (34015)
  9. Aumes (34017)
  10. Autignac (34018)
  11. Azillanet (34020)
  12. Babeau-Bouldoux (34021)
  13. Bassan (34025)
  14. Beaufort (34026)
  15. Berlou (34030)
  16. Bessan (34031)
  17. Boisset (34034)
  18. Boujan-sur-Libron (34037)
  19. Bédarieux (34028)
  20. Béziers (34032)
  21. Cabrerolles (34044)
  22. Cabrières (34045)
  23. Cambon-et-Salvergues (34046)
  24. Camplong (34049)
  25. Capestang (34052)
  26. Carlencas-et-Levas (34053)
  27. Cassagnoles (34054)
  28. Castanet-le-Haut (34055)
  29. Castelnau-de-Guers (34056)
  30. Causses-et-Veyran (34061)
  31. Caussiniojouls (34062)
  32. Caux (34063)
  33. Cazedarnes (34065)
  34. Cazouls-d'Hérault (34068)
  35. Cazouls-lès-Béziers (34069)
  36. Cers (34073)
  37. Cessenon-sur-Orb (34074)
  38. Cesseras (34075)
  39. Colombiers (34081)
  40. Colombières-sur-Orb (34080)
  41. Combes (34083)
  42. Corneilhan (34084)
  43. Coulobres (34085)
  44. Courniou (34086)
  45. Creissan (34089)
  46. Cruzy (34092)
  47. Cébazan (34070)
  48. Espondeilhan (34094)
  49. Faugères (34096)
  50. Ferrals-les-Montagnes (34098)
  51. Ferrières-Poussarou (34100)
  52. Florensac (34101)
  53. Fontès (34103)
  54. Fos (34104)
  55. Fouzilhon (34105)
  56. Fraisse-sur-Agout (34107)
  57. Félines-Minervois (34097)
  58. Gabian (34109)
  59. Graissessac (34117)
  60. Hérépian (34119)
  61. La Caunette (34059)
  62. La Livinière (34141)
  63. La Salvetat-sur-Agout (34293)
  64. La Tour-sur-Orb (34312)
  65. Lamalou-les-Bains (34126)
  66. Laurens (34130)
  67. Le Poujol-sur-Orb (34211)
  68. Le Pradal (34216)
  69. Le Soulié (34305)
  70. Les Aires (34008)
  71. Lespignan (34135)
  72. Lieuran-Cabrières (34138)
  73. Lieuran-lès-Béziers (34139)
  74. Lignan-sur-Orb (34140)
  75. Lézignan-la-Cèbe (34136)
  76. Magalas (34147)
  77. Maraussan (34148)
  78. Margon (34149)
  79. Marseillan (34150)
  80. Maureilhan (34155)
  81. Minerve (34158)
  82. Mons (34160)
  83. Montady (34161)
  84. Montagnac (34162)
  85. Montblanc (34166)
  86. Montels (34167)
  87. Montesquieu (34168)
  88. Montouliers (34170)
  89. Murviel-lès-Béziers (34178)
  90. Neffiès (34181)
  91. Nissan-lez-Enserune (34183)
  92. Nizas (34184)
  93. Nézignan-l'Évêque (34182)
  94. Olargues (34187)
  95. Olonzac (34189)
  96. Oupia (34190)
  97. Pailhès (34191)
  98. Pardailhan (34193)
  99. Pierrerue (34201)
  100. Pinet (34203)
  101. Poilhes (34206)
  102. Pomérols (34207)
  103. Portiragnes (34209)
  104. Pouzolles (34214)
  105. Prades-sur-Vernazobre (34218)
  106. Prémian (34219)
  107. Puimisson (34223)
  108. Puissalicon (34224)
  109. Puisserguier (34225)
  110. Péret (34197)
  111. Pézenas (34199)
  112. Pézènes-les-Mines (34200)
  113. Quarante (34226)
  114. Rieussec (34228)
  115. Riols (34229)
  116. Roquebrun (34232)
  117. Roquessels (34234)
  118. Rosis (34235)
  119. Roujan (34237)
  120. Saint-Chinian (34245)
  121. Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (34258)
  122. Saint-Geniès-de-Varensal (34257)
  123. Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare (34260)
  124. Saint-Jean-de-Minervois (34269)
  125. Saint-Julien (34271)
  126. Saint-Martin-de-l'Arçon (34273)
  127. Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez (34279)
  128. Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens (34285)
  129. Saint-Pons-de-Thomières (34284)
  130. Saint-Thibéry (34289)
  131. Saint-Vincent-d'Olargues (34291)
  132. Saint-Étienne-Estréchoux (34252)
  133. Saint-Étienne-d'Albagnan (34250)
  134. Sauvian (34298)
  135. Servian (34300)
  136. Siran (34302)
  137. Sérignan (34299)
  138. Taussac-la-Billière (34308)
  139. Thézan-lès-Béziers (34310)
  140. Tourbes (34311)
  141. Usclas-d'Hérault (34315)
  142. Vailhan (34319)
  143. Valras-Plage (34324)
  144. Valros (34325)
  145. Vendres (34329)
  146. Verreries-de-Moussans (34331)
  147. Vias (34332)
  148. Vieussan (34334)
  149. Villemagne-l'Argentière (34335)
  150. Villeneuve-lès-Béziers (34336)
  151. Villespassans (34339)
  152. Vélieux (34326)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
34032 Béziers 75,701 Béziers-1, Béziers-2 and Béziers-3 Communauté d'agglomération Béziers Méditerranée
34003 Agde 26,111 Agde Communauté d'agglomération Hérault Méditerranée
34199 Pézenas 8,200 Pézenas Communauté d'agglomération Hérault Méditerranée
34150 Marseillan 7,790 Agde Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau
34299 Sérignan 7,014 Béziers-1 Communauté d'agglomération Béziers Méditerranée
34028 Bédarieux 6,108 Clermont-l'Hérault Grand Orb en Languedoc
34332 Vias 5,531 Agde Communauté d'agglomération Hérault Méditerranée
34298 Sauvian 5,042 Béziers-3 Communauté d'agglomération Béziers Méditerranée

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Hérault". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. "Département de l'Hérault (34)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. "Décret n° 2014-258 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Hérault" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  5. "Arrondissement de Béziers (341)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°20′34″N 3°12′58″E / 43.34278°N 3.21611°E / 43.34278; 3.21611