Arrondissement of Briançon

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Arrondissement of Briançon
Briançon in Hautes-Alpes
Briançon in Hautes-Alpes
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentHautes-Alpes
Communes37
SubprefectureBriançon
INSEE code051
Area
 • Total2,138.1 km2 (825.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total35,752
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Briançon is a French arrondissement in the Hautes-Alpes department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Briançon.

History[change | change source]

When the Hautes-Alpes department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Briançon was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Briançon is the most northern of the Hautes-Alpes department. It is bordered to the east by the Piedmont region (Italy), to the southeast by the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, to the south by the Gap arrondissement, to the west by the Drôme department and to the north by the Savoie department.

The arrondissement of Briançon is the smallest of the two arrondissements of the department both in area, 2,138.1 km2 (825.5 sq mi), and population (35,752 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 are four cantons in the arrondissement of Briançon and all have their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. L'Argentière-la-Bessée (0501) (8 communes)
  2. Briançon-1 (0502) (9 communes and part of Briançon)
  3. Briançon-2 (0503) (3 communes and part of Briançon)
  4. Guillestre (0510) (16 communes)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Briançon has 37 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Abriès (05001)
  2. Aiguilles (05003)
  3. L'Argentière-la-Bessée (05006)
  4. Arvieux (05007)
  5. Briançon (05023)
  6. Ceillac (05026)
  7. Cervières (05027)
  8. Champcella (05031)
  9. Château-Ville-Vieille (05038)
  10. Eygliers (05052)
  11. Freissinières (05058)
  12. La Grave (05063)
  13. Guillestre (05065)
  14. Molines-en-Queyras (05077)
  15. Le Monêtier-les-Bains (05079)
  16. Mont-Dauphin (05082)
  17. Montgenèvre (05085)
  18. Névache (05093)
  19. Puy-Saint-André (05107)
  20. Puy-Saint-Pierre (05109)
  21. Puy-Saint-Vincent (05110)
  22. Réotier (05116)
  23. Risoul (05119)
  24. Ristolas (05120)
  25. La Roche-de-Rame (05122)
  26. Saint-Chaffrey (05133)
  27. Saint-Clément-sur-Durance (05134)
  28. Saint-Crépin (05136)
  29. Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières (05151)
  30. Saint-Véran (05157)
  31. La Salle-les-Alpes (05161)
  32. Val-des-Prés (05174)
  33. Vallouise-Pelvoux (05101)
  34. Vars (05177)
  35. Les Vigneaux (05180)
  36. Villar-d'Arêne (05181)
  37. Villar-Saint-Pancrace (05183)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
05023 Briançon 12,392 Briançon-1 and Briançon-2 Le Briançonnais
05065 Guillestre 2,323 Guillestre Guillestrois et du Queyras
05006 L'Argentière-la-Bessée 2,317 L'Argentière-la-Bessée Le Pays des Ecrins
05133 Saint-Chaffrey 1,645 Briançon-1 Le Briançonnais
05183 Villar-Saint-Pancrace 1,442 Briançon-1 Le Briançonnais
05151 Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières 1,108 L'Argentière-la-Bessée Le Pays des Ecrins
05079 Le Monêtier-les-Bains 1,007 Briançon-1 Le Briançonnais
05161 La Salle-les-Alpes 988 Briançon-1 Le Briançonnais

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Hautes-Alpes". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. "Décret n° 2014-193 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Hautes-Alpes" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. "Arrondissement de Briançon (051)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 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 17 July 2017.

Coordinates: 44°54′00″N 6°38′40″E / 44.90000°N 6.64444°E / 44.90000; 6.64444