Arrondissement of Blaye

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Arrondissement of Blaye
Location of Blaye in Gironde
Location of Blaye in Gironde
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
Communes63
SubprefectureBlaye
INSEE code331
Area
 • Total782.4 km2 (302.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total88,115
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Blaye is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Gironde département in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Blaye.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Blaye is the smallest of the arrondissements of the Gironde department, with an area of 782.4 km2 (302 sq mi).[2] It is in northern part of the department and it has 88,115 inhabitants and a population density of 112.6 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Blaye is bordered to the north and northeast by the Charente-Maritime department, to the southeast by the arrondissement of Libourne, to the south by the arrondissement of Bordeaux and to the west by the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc. The Gironde estuary is to northwest of the arrondissement.

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 Blaye, there are only two cantons:

  1. L'Estuaire, with 39 communes, all in the arrondissement of Blaye;
  2. Le Nord-Gironde, with 26 communes in the arrondissement of Blaye and 2 communes in the arrondissement of Bordeaux.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Blaye has 63 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Anglade (33006)
  2. Val-de-Virvée (33018)
  3. Bayon-sur-Gironde (33035)
  4. Berson (33047)
  5. Blaye (33058)
  6. Bourg (33067)
  7. Braud-et-Saint-Louis (33073)
  8. Campugnan (33089)
  9. Cars (33100)
  10. Cartelègue (33101)
  11. Cavignac (33114)
  12. Cézac (33123)
  13. Civrac-de-Blaye (33126)
  14. Comps (33132)
  15. Cubnezais (33142)
  16. Cubzac-les-Ponts (33143)
  17. Donnezac (33151)
  18. Étauliers (33159)
  19. Eyrans (33161)
  20. Fours (33172)
  21. Gauriac (33182)
  22. Gauriaguet (33183)
  23. Générac (33184)
  24. Lansac (33228)
  25. Laruscade (33233)
  26. Marcenais (33266)
  27. Marcillac (33267)
  28. Marsas (33272)
  29. Mazion (33280)
  30. Mombrier (33285)
  31. Peujard (33321)
  32. Plassac (33325)
  33. Pleine-Selve (33326)
  34. Prignac-et-Marcamps (33339)
  35. Pugnac (33341)
  36. Reignac (33351)
  37. Saint-André-de-Cubzac (33366)
  38. Saint-Androny (33370)
  39. Saint-Aubin-de-Blaye (33374)
  40. Saint-Caprais-de-Blaye (33380)
  41. Saint-Christoly-de-Blaye (33382)
  42. Saint-Ciers-de-Canesse (33388)
  43. Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde (33389)
  44. Saint-Genès-de-Blaye (33405)
  45. Saint-Gervais (33415)
  46. Saint-Girons-d'Aiguevives (33416)
  47. Saint-Laurent-d'Arce (33425)
  48. Saint-Mariens (33439)
  49. Saint-Martin-Lacaussade (33441)
  50. Saint-Palais (33456)
  51. Saint-Paul (33458)
  52. Saint-Savin (33473)
  53. Saint-Seurin-de-Bourg (33475)
  54. Saint-Seurin-de-Cursac (33477)
  55. Saint-Trojan (33486)
  56. Saint-Vivien-de-Blaye (33489)
  57. Saint-Yzan-de-Soudiac (33492)
  58. Samonac (33500)
  59. Saugon (33502)
  60. Tauriac (33525)
  61. Teuillac (33530)
  62. Villeneuve (33551)
  63. Virsac (33553)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
33366 Saint-André-de-Cubzac 10,422 Le Nord-Gironde Le Cubzaguais
33058 Blaye 4,769 L'Estuaire Blaye
33018 Val de Virvée 3,366 Le Nord-Gironde Le Cubzaguais
33473 Saint-Savin 3,088 Le Nord-Gironde Latitude Nord Gironde
33389 Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde 3,068 L'Estuaire L'Estuaire - Canton de Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde
33233 Laruscade 2,602 Le Nord-Gironde Latitude Nord Gironde
33123 Cézac 2,503 Le Nord-Gironde Latitude Nord Gironde
33143 Cubzac-les-Ponts 2,346 Le Nord-Gironde Le Cubzaguais
33492 Saint-Yzan-de-Soudiac 2,319 Le Nord-Gironde Latitude Nord Gironde
33341 Pugnac 2,297 L'Estuaire Le Cubzaguais

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Gironde". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. "Arrondissement de Blaye (331)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 May 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 17 May 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-192 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Gironde" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. "Arrondissement de Blaye (331)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

Coordinates: 45°07′N 0°40′W / 45.117°N 0.667°W / 45.117; -0.667