Arrondissement of Barcelonnette

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Arrondissement of Barcelonnette
Barcelonnette in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Barcelonnette in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes14
SubprefectureBarcelonnette
INSEE code041
Area
 • Total1,027.7 km2 (396.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total8,004
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Barcelonnette was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette is in the northeast of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department. It is bordered to the northeast by Italy, to the southeast by the Alpes-Maritimes department, to the south by the Castellane and Digne-les-Baines arrondissements and to the west and north by the Hautes-Alpes department.

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette is the smallest arrondissement of the department both in area, 1,027.7 km2 (396.8 sq mi), and population (8,004 inhabitants).

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[2] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There is only one canton in the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, with all its communes in the arrondissement: the canton of Barcelonnette (0401).

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette has 14 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
04019 Barcelonnette 2,698 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04096 Jausiers 1,134 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04033 Ubaye-Serre-Ponçon 708 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04195 Saint-Pons 656 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04226 Uvernet-Fours 582 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04073 Enchastrayes 390 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04220 Les Thuiles 389 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon
04161 Méolans-Revel 336 Barcelonnette Vallée de l'Ubaye - Serre-Ponçon

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. "Décret n° 2014-226 du 24 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. "Arrondissement de Barcelonnette (041)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 July 2017.

Coordinates: 44°23′00″N 6°39′00″E / 44.3833°N 6.6500°E / 44.3833; 6.6500