Arrondissement of Castellane

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Arrondissement of Castellane
Castellane in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Castellane in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes41
SubprefectureCastellane
INSEE code042
Area
 • Total1,320.4 km2 (509.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total9,493
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Castellane is an arrondissement of France, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Castellane.

History[change | change source]

When the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Castellane was part of that original department.[1]

The arrondissement was eliminated in 1926 but became again an arrondissement in 1952.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Castellane is in eastern Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, to the east by the Alpes-Maritimes department, to the south by the Var department and to the west by the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains.

The arrondissement of Castellane is the second smallest arrondissement of the department, after the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, both in area, 1,320.4 km2 (509.8 sq mi), and population (9,493 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 is only one canton in the arrondissement of Castellane, with all its communes in the arrondissement: the canton of Castellane (0402).

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Castellane has 41 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Allons (04005)
  2. Allos (04006)
  3. Angles (04007)
  4. Annot (04008)
  5. Barrême (04022)
  6. Beauvezer (04025)
  7. Blieux (04030)
  8. Braux (04032)
  9. Castellane (04039)
  10. Castellet-lès-Sausses (04042)
  11. Val-de-Chalvagne (04043)
  12. Chaudon-Norante (04055)
  13. Clumanc (04059)
  14. Colmars (04061)
  15. Demandolx (04069)
  16. Entrevaux (04076)
  17. Le Fugeret (04090)
  18. La Garde (04092)
  19. Lambruisse (04099)
  20. Méailles (04115)
  21. Moriez (04133)
  22. La Mure-Argens (04136)
  23. La Palud-sur-Verdon (04144)
  24. Peyroules (04148)
  25. La Rochette (04170)
  26. Rougon (04171)
  27. Saint-André-les-Alpes (04173)
  28. Saint-Benoît (04174)
  29. Saint-Jacques (04180)
  30. Saint-Julien-du-Verdon (04183)
  31. Saint-Lions (04187)
  32. Saint-Pierre (04194)
  33. Sausses (04202)
  34. Senez (04204)
  35. Soleilhas (04210)
  36. Tartonne (04214)
  37. Thorame-Basse (04218)
  38. Thorame-Haute (04219)
  39. Ubraye (04224)
  40. Vergons (04236)
  41. Villars-Colmars (04240)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
04039 Castellane 1,541 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04008 Annot 1,054 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04173 Saint-André-les-Alpes 958 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04076 Entrevaux 880 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04006 Allos 639 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04061 Colmars 398 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04025 Beauvezer 363 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04136 La Mure-Argens 344 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historique des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. "Décret n° 2014-226 du 24 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. "Arrondissement de Castellane (042)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 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 15 July 2017.

Coordinates: 43°51′00″N 6°31′00″E / 43.8500°N 6.5167°E / 43.8500; 6.5167