Arrondissement of Céret

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Coordinates: 42°49′21″N 2°45′08″E / 42.8225°N 2.75222°E / 42.8225; 2.75222
Arrondissement of Céret
Arrondissement of France
Country  France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Sous-préfecture Céret
 - coordinates 42°49′21″N 2°45′08″E / 42.8225°N 2.75222°E / 42.8225; 2.75222
Area 953.5 km² (368 sq mi) [1]
Population 72,338 (2012) [2]
Density 76 /km² (197 /sq mi)
Arrondissement since 1800
Subdivisions 40 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE code 661
Location of the Arrondissement Céret
Location of the Arrondissement Céret

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), but it is the second in population, after Perpignan, with 72,338 inhabitants and a density of 75.9 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. 2.0 2.1 "Populations lègales 2012 - 66-Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Populations légales 2012 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=2012. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  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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