Arrondissement of Cahors

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Arrondissement of Cahors
Location of Cahors in Lot
Location of Cahors in Lot
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
Communes129
PrefectureCahors
INSEE code461
Area
 • Total2,179.3 km2 (841.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total76,216
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Cahors is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Lot département in the Occitanie region. Its capital, and of the department, is the city of Cahors.

History[change | change source]

When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Cahors was one of them in the Lot department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the westernmost and southernmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,179.3 km2 (841 sq mi),[2] the largest in area of the department. It is the most populated arrondissement with 76,216 inhabitants and a population density of 35.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the northwest by the Dordogne (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) department, to the north by the arrondissement of Gourdon, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Figeac, to the east by the Aveyron (Occitanie) department, to the south by the Tarn-et-Garonne (Occitanie) department, to the west by the Lot-et-Garonne (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) department.

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 Cahors, there is only three cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement; the other six cantons are completely within the arrondissement. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Cahors
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Cahors Figeac Gourdon
4601 Cahors-1 2 + part of Cahors 2 + part of Cahors
4602 Cahors-2 6 + part of Cahors 6 + part of Cahors
4603 Cahors-3 5 + part of Cahors 5 + part of Cahors
4604 Causse et Bouriane 16 16 32
4605 Causse et Vallées 22 19 6 47
4609 Gourdon 3 15 18
4612 Luzech 26 26
4613 Marches du Sud-Quercy 27 27
4615 Puy-l'Évêque 27 27

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Cahors has 129 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Albas (46001)
  2. Anglars-Juillac (46005)
  3. Arcambal (46007)
  4. Les Arques (46008)
  5. Aujols (46010)
  6. Bach (46013)
  7. Bagat-en-Quercy (46014)
  8. Beauregard (46020)
  9. Bélaye (46022)
  10. Belfort-du-Quercy (46023)
  11. Belmont-Sainte-Foi (46026)
  12. Berganty (46027)
  13. Blars (46031)
  14. Boissières (46032)
  15. Le Boulvé (46033)
  16. Bouziès (46037)
  17. Cabrerets (46040)
  18. Cahors (46042)
  19. Caillac (46044)
  20. Calamane (46046)
  21. Calvignac (46049)
  22. Cambayrac (46050)
  23. Carnac-Rouffiac (46060)
  24. Cassagnes (46061)
  25. Castelfranc (46062)
  26. Castelnau-Montratier (46063)
  27. Catus (46064)
  28. Cazals (46066)
  29. Cénevières (46068)
  30. Cézac (46069)
  31. Cieurac (46070)
  32. Concots (46073)
  33. Cours (46077)
  34. Cras (46079)
  35. Crayssac (46080)
  36. Crégols (46081)
  37. Cremps (46082)
  38. Douelle (46088)
  39. Duravel (46089)
  40. Escamps (46091)
  41. Esclauzels (46092)
  42. Espère (46095)
  43. Fargues (46099)
  44. Flaujac-Poujols (46105)
  45. Floressas (46107)
  46. Fontanes (46109)
  47. Francoulès (46112)
  48. Frayssinet-le-Gélat (46114)
  49. Gigouzac (46119)
  50. Gindou (46120)
  51. Goujounac (46126)
  52. Grézels (46130)
  53. Les Junies (46134)
  54. Labastide-Marnhac (46137)
  55. Labastide-du-Vert (46136)
  56. Laburgade (46140)
  57. Lacapelle-Cabanac (46142)
  58. Lagardelle (46147)
  59. Lalbenque (46148)
  60. Lamagdelaine (46149)
  61. Laramière (46154)
  62. Laroque-des-Arcs (46156)
  63. Lascabanes (46158)
  64. Lauzès (46162)
  65. Lentillac-du-Causse (46167)
  66. Lherm (46171)
  67. Lhospitalet (46172)
  68. Limogne-en-Quercy (46173)
  69. Lugagnac (46179)
  70. Luzech (46182)
  71. Marminiac (46184)
  72. Mauroux (46187)
  73. Maxou (46188)
  74. Mechmont (46190)
  75. Mercuès (46191)
  76. Le Montat (46197)
  77. Montcabrier (46199)
  78. Montcléra (46200)
  79. Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc (46201)
  80. Montdoumerc (46202)
  81. Montgesty (46205)
  82. Montlauzun (46206)
  83. Nadillac (46210)
  84. Nuzéjouls (46211)
  85. Orniac (46212)
  86. Parnac (46214)
  87. Les Pechs-du-Vers (46252)
  88. Pern (46217)
  89. Pescadoires (46218)
  90. Pomarède (46222)
  91. Pontcirq (46223)
  92. Pradines (46224)
  93. Prayssac (46225)
  94. Promilhanes (46227)
  95. Puy-l'Évêque (46231)
  96. Sabadel-Lauzès (46245)
  97. Saillac (46247)
  98. Saint-Caprais (46250)
  99. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (46256)
  100. Saint-Cyprien (46262)
  101. Saint-Daunès (46263)
  102. Saint-Denis-Catus (46264)
  103. Sainte-Alauzie (46248)
  104. Saint-Géry (46268)
  105. Saint-Laurent-Lolmie (46274)
  106. Saint-Martin-Labouval (46276)
  107. Saint-Martin-le-Redon (46277)
  108. Saint-Matré (46278)
  109. Saint-Médard (46280)
  110. Saint-Pantaléon (46285)
  111. Saint-Paul-Flaugnac (46103)
  112. Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille (46340)
  113. Saint-Vincent-Rive-d'Olt (46296)
  114. Sauliac-sur-Célé (46299)
  115. Saux (46300)
  116. Sauzet (46301)
  117. Sénaillac-Lauzès (46303)
  118. Sérignac (46305)
  119. Soturac (46307)
  120. Tour-de-Faure (46320)
  121. Touzac (46321)
  122. Trespoux-Rassiels (46322)
  123. Valroufié (46327)
  124. Varaire (46328)
  125. Vaylats (46329)
  126. Vers (46331)
  127. Vidaillac (46333)
  128. Villesèque (46335)
  129. Vire-sur-Lot (46336)

The communes with more of 1,000 inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
46042 Cahors 19,630 Cahors-1, Cahors-2 and Cahors-3 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors
46224 Pradines 3,433 Cahors-1 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors
46225 Prayssac 2,499 Puy-l'Évêque La Vallée du Lot et du Vignoble
46231 Puy-l'Évêque 2,020 Puy-l'Évêque La Vallée du Lot et du Vignoble
46063 Castelnau-Montratier 1,817 Marches du Sud-Quercy Le Quercy Blanc
46182 Luzech 1,747 Luzech La Vallée du Lot et du Vignoble
46201 Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc 1,737 Luzech Le Quercy Blanc
46148 Lalbenque 1,683 Marches du Sud-Quercy Le Pays de Lalbenque-Limogne
46137 Labastide-Marnhac 1,200 Cahors-3 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors
46197 Le Montat 1,044 Cahors-3 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors
46191 Mercuès 1,038 Cahors-1 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors
46007 Arcambal 1,002 Cahors-2 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Cahors

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Lot". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. "Département du Lot (46)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 February 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 26 February 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-154 du 13 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Lot" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. "Arrondissement de Cahors (461)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

Coordinates: 44°27′N 1°26′E / 44.450°N 1.433°E / 44.450; 1.433