Arrondissement of Castres

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Arrondissement of Castres
Location of Castres in Tarn
Location of Castres in Tarn
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentTarn
Communes151
SubprefectureCastres
INSEE code812
Area
 • Total3,026.2 km2 (1,168.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total194,373
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Castres is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Tarn département. Its capital is the city of Castres.

History[change | change source]

When the arrondissements were created on 17 February 1800, Castres was one of them in the Tarn department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the southernmost arrondissement of the department, with an area of 3,026.2 km2 (1,168 sq mi).[2] It is also the arrondissement with more people living there, with 194,373 inhabitants and a population density of 64.2 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Albi, to the northeast by the Aveyron (Occitanie) department, to the east by the Hérault (Occitanie) department, to the south by the Aude (Occitanie) department and to the west by the Haute-Garonne (Occitanie) 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. That is the case of the Le Haut Dadou and the Les Portes du Tarn cantons where some communes are in the arrondissement of Castres and others in the arrondissement of Albi. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Castres
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Albi Castres
8107 Castres-1 part of Castres part of Castres
8108 Castres-2 6 + part of Castres 6 + part of Castres
8109 Castres-3 1 + part of Castres 1 + part of Castres
8112 Graulhet 7 7
8113 Le Haut Dadou 27 4 31
8114 Les Hautes Terres d'Oc 26 26
8115 Lavaur Cocagne 23 23
8116 Mazamet-1 8 + part of Mazamet 8 + part of Mazamet
8117 Mazamet-2 Vallée du Thoré 11 + part of Mazamet 11 + part of Mazamet
8118 La Montagne noire 15 15
8119 Le Pastel 15 15
8120 Plaine de l'Agoût 27 27
8121 Les Portes du Tarn 2 8 10

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Castres has 151 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Aguts (81001)
  2. Aiguefonde (81002)
  3. Albine (81005)
  4. Algans (81006)
  5. Ambres (81011)
  6. Anglès (81014)
  7. Appelle (81015)
  8. Arfons (81016)
  9. Arifat (81017)
  10. Aussillon (81021)
  11. Bannières (81022)
  12. Barre (81023)
  13. Belcastel (81025)
  14. Belleserre (81027)
  15. Berlats (81028)
  16. Bertre (81030)
  17. Le Bez (81031)
  18. Blan (81032)
  19. Boissezon (81034)
  20. Bout-du-Pont-de-Larn (81036)
  21. Brassac (81037)
  22. Briatexte (81039)
  23. Brousse (81040)
  24. Burlats (81042)
  25. Busque (81043)
  26. Cabanès (81044)
  27. Cahuzac (81049)
  28. Cambon-lès-Lavaur (81050)
  29. Cambounès (81053)
  30. Cambounet-sur-le-Sor (81054)
  31. Les Cammazes (81055)
  32. Carbes (81058)
  33. Castres (81065)
  34. Caucalières (81066)
  35. Cuq (81075)
  36. Cuq-Toulza (81076)
  37. Damiatte (81078)
  38. Dourgne (81081)
  39. Durfort (81083)
  40. Escoussens (81084)
  41. Escroux (81085)
  42. Espérausses (81086)
  43. Fiac (81092)
  44. Fontrieu (81062)
  45. Fréjeville (81098)
  46. Garrevaques (81100)
  47. Garrigues (81102)
  48. Gijounet (81103)
  49. Giroussens (81104)
  50. Graulhet (81105)
  51. Guitalens-L'Albarède (81132)
  52. Jonquières (81109)
  53. Labastide-Rouairoux (81115)
  54. Labastide-Saint-Georges (81116)
  55. Laboulbène (81118)
  56. Labruguière (81120)
  57. Lacabarède (81121)
  58. Lacaune (81124)
  59. Lacaze (81125)
  60. Lacougotte-Cadoul (81126)
  61. Lacroisille (81127)
  62. Lacrouzette (81128)
  63. Lagardiolle (81129)
  64. Lagarrigue (81130)
  65. Lamontélarié (81134)
  66. Lasfaillades (81137)
  67. Lautrec (81139)
  68. Lavaur (81140)
  69. Lempaut (81142)
  70. Lescout (81143)
  71. Lugan (81150)
  72. Magrin (81151)
  73. Marzens (81157)
  74. Le Masnau-Massuguiès (81158)
  75. Massac-Séran (81159)
  76. Massaguel (81160)
  77. Maurens-Scopont (81162)
  78. Mazamet (81163)
  79. Missècle (81169)
  80. Montcabrier (81173)
  81. Montdragon (81174)
  82. Montfa (81177)
  83. Montgey (81179)
  84. Montpinier (81181)
  85. Montredon-Labessonnié (81182)
  86. Mont-Roc (81183)
  87. Moulayrès (81187)
  88. Moulin-Mage (81188)
  89. Mouzens (81189)
  90. Murat-sur-Vèbre (81192)
  91. Nages (81193)
  92. Navès (81195)
  93. Noailhac (81196)
  94. Palleville (81200)
  95. Payrin-Augmontel (81204)
  96. Péchaudier (81205)
  97. Peyregoux (81207)
  98. Pont-de-Larn (81209)
  99. Poudis (81210)
  100. Prades (81212)
  101. Pratviel (81213)
  102. Puéchoursi (81214)
  103. Puybegon (81215)
  104. Puycalvel (81216)
  105. Puylaurens (81219)
  106. Rayssac (81221)
  107. Le Rialet (81223)
  108. Roquecourbe (81227)
  109. Roquevidal (81229)
  110. Rouairoux (81231)
  111. Saint-Affrique-les-Montagnes (81235)
  112. Saint-Agnan (81236)
  113. Saint-Amancet (81237)
  114. Saint-Amans-Soult (81238)
  115. Saint-Amans-Valtoret (81239)
  116. Saint-Avit (81242)
  117. Saint-Gauzens (81248)
  118. Saint-Genest-de-Contest (81250)
  119. Saint-Germain-des-Prés (81251)
  120. Saint-Germier (81252)
  121. Saint-Jean-de-Rives (81255)
  122. Saint-Jean-de-Vals (81256)
  123. Saint-Julien-du-Puy (81258)
  124. Saint-Lieux-lès-Lavaur (81261)
  125. Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux (81266)
  126. Saint-Pierre-de-Trivisy (81267)
  127. Saint-Salvi-de-Carcavès (81268)
  128. Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme (81269)
  129. Saint-Sernin-lès-Lavaur (81270)
  130. Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe (81271)
  131. Saïx (81273)
  132. Sauveterre (81278)
  133. Sémalens (81281)
  134. Senaux (81282)
  135. Serviès (81286)
  136. Sorèze (81288)
  137. Soual (81289)
  138. Teulat (81298)
  139. Teyssode (81299)
  140. Vabre (81305)
  141. Valdurenque (81307)
  142. Veilhes (81310)
  143. Vénès (81311)
  144. Verdalle (81312)
  145. Viane (81314)
  146. Vielmur-sur-Agout (81315)
  147. Villeneuve-lès-Lavaur (81318)
  148. Le Vintrou (81321)
  149. Viterbe (81323)
  150. Viviers-lès-Lavaur (81324)
  151. Viviers-lès-Montagnes (81325)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
81065 Castres 41,382 Castres-1, Castres-2 and Castres-3 Communauté d'agglomération de Castres - Mazamet
81105 Graulhet 12,063 Graulhet Tarn et Dadou
81140 Lavaur 10,592 Lavaur Cocagne Tarn-Agout
81163 Mazamet 10,173 Mazamet-1 and Mazamet-2 Vallée du Thoré Communauté d'agglomération de Castres - Mazamet
81271 Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe 8,642 Les Portes du Tarn Tarn-Agout
81120 Labruguière 6,478 La Montagne noire Communauté d'agglomération de Castres - Mazamet
81021 Aussillon 6,121 Mazamet-1 Communauté d'agglomération de Castres - Mazamet

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Tarn". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  2. "Arrondissement de Castres (812) - Résumé statistique". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 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 1 February 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-170 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Tarn" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  5. "Arrondissement de Castres (812)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 February 2017.

Coordinates: 43°36′N 2°14′E / 43.600°N 2.233°E / 43.600; 2.233