Arrondissement of Céret

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Arrondissement of Céret
Arrondissement of France
Location of Céret in Pyrénées-Orientales
Location of Céret in Pyrénées-Orientales
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Communes 40
Subprefecture Céret
INSEE code 661
Area
 • Total 953.5 km2 (368.1 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 72,639
 • Density 76.181/km2 (197.309/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Céret is an arrondissement of France; it is the southermost arrondissement of Metropolitan France. It is part of the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Its capital is the city of Céret. It is the southernmost arrondissement of France.

It is the smallest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 953.5 km2 (368.1 sq mi),[1] but it is the second in population, after Perpignan, with 72,639 inhabitants and a density of 76.2 inhabitants/km².[2]

History[change | change source]

When the Pyrénées-Orientales department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Céret was part of that original department.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Perpignan, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by Spain, to the west and northwest by the arrondissement of Prades.

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 Céret, there are 2 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: La Côte Vermeille and Vallespir-Albères. The canton of Le Canigou has 25 communes in the arrondissement of Prades and 16 in Céret and the canton of Les Aspres has 4 communes in Céret and 18 in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Céret has 40 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

1. Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda (66003) 2. Argelès-sur-Mer (66008) 3. Arles-sur-Tech (66009) 4. Banyuls-dels-Aspres (66015)
5. Banyuls-sur-Mer (66016) 6. Calmeilles (66032) 7. Cerbère (66048) 8. Collioure (66053)
9. Corsavy (66060) 10. Coustouges (66061) 11. Céret (66049) 12. L'Albère (66001)
13. La Bastide (66018) 14. Lamanère (66091) 15. Laroque-des-Albères (66093) 16. Le Boulou (66024)
17. Le Perthus (66137) 18. Le Tech (66206) 19. Les Cluses (66063) 20. Maureillas-las-Illas (66106)
21. Montauriol (66112) 22. Montbolo (66113) 23. Montesquieu-des-Albères (66115) 24. Montferrer (66116)
25. Oms (66126) 26. Palau-del-Vidre (66133) 27. Port-Vendres (66148) 28. Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste (66150)
29. Reynès (66160) 30. Saint-André (66168) 31. Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines (66175) 32. Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts (66178)
33. Saint-Laurent-de-Cerdans (66179) 34. Saint-Marsal (66183) 35. Serralongue (66194) 36. Sorède (66196)
37. Taillet (66199) 38. Taulis (66203) 39. Villelongue-dels-Monts (66225) 40. Vivès (66233)

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Arrondissement de Céret (661) - Résumé statistique" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/comparateur.asp?codgeo=arr-661. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. "Populations légales 2013:  66-Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Populations légales 2013 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=66&annee=2013#pop_arr. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. "Historique des Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Le SPLAF. http://splaf.free.fr/dep.php?depnum=66. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-262 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 2 March 2014. http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000028664484. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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Coordinates: 42°29′09″N 2°44′59″E / 42.48583°N 2.74972°E / 42.48583; 2.74972