Arrondissement of Cognac

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Arrondissement of Cognac
Arrondissement of France
Location of Cognac in Charente
Location of Cognac in Charente
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Communes 116
Subrefecture Cognac
INSEE code 162
Area
 • Total 1,471.2 km2 (568.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 92,224
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Cognac is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Cognac.

History[change | change source]

When the Charente department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Cognac was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Cognac is the smallest arrondissement of the department with an area of 1,471.2 km2 (568.0 sq mi).[2] It has 92,224 inhabitants and a density of 62.7 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Cognac is in western Charente and is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Confolens, to the east by the arrondissement of Angoulême and to the south and west by the Charente-Maritime 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 Cognac, there are three cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Charente-Sud, Tude-et-Lavalette and Val de Nouère. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Cognac
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Angoulême Cognac Confolens
1607 Charente-Champagne 27 27
1609 Charente-Sud 11 35 46
1611 Cognac-1 7 + part of Cognac 7 + part of Cognac
1612 Cognac-2 6 + part of Cognac 6 + part of Cognac
1615 Jarnac 18 18
1617 Tude-et-Lavalette 54 2 56
1618 Val de Nouère 14 16 30

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Cognac has 116 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Ambleville (16010)
  2. Angeac-Champagne (16012)
  3. Angeac-Charente (16013)
  4. Angeduc (16014)
  5. Anville (16017)
  6. Ars (16018)
  7. Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde (16025)
  8. Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire (16028)
  9. Barret (16030)
  10. Bassac (16032)
  11. Bécheresse (16036)
  12. Berneuil (16040)
  13. Birac (16045)
  14. Côteaux du Blanzacais (16046)
  15. Boisbreteau (16048)
  16. Bonneuil (16050)
  17. Bonneville (16051)
  18. Bors-de-Baignes (16053)
  19. Bourg-Charente (16056)
  20. Bouteville (16057)
  21. Boutiers-Saint-Trojan (16058)
  22. Bréville (16060)
  23. Brie-sous-Barbezieux (16062)
  24. Brossac (16066)
  25. Challignac (16074)
  26. Champagne-Vigny (16075)
  27. Champmillon (16077)
  28. Chantillac (16079)
  29. Chassors (16088)
  30. Châteaubernard (16089)
  31. Châteauneuf-sur-Charente (16090)
  32. Cherves-Richemont (16097)
  33. Chillac (16099)
  34. Cognac (16102)
  35. Condéon (16105)
  36. Courbillac (16109)
  37. Criteuil-la-Magdeleine (16116)
  38. Douzat (16121)
  39. Échallat (16123)
  40. Étriac (16133)
  41. Fleurac (16139)
  42. Foussignac (16145)
  43. Genac-Bignac (16148)
  44. Gensac-la-Pallue (16150)
  45. Genté (16151)
  46. Gimeux (16152)
  47. Gondeville (16153)
  48. Gourville (16156)
  49. Guimps (16160)
  50. Guizengeard (16161)
  51. Hiersac (16163)
  52. Houlette (16165)
  53. Jarnac (16167)
  54. Javrezac (16169)
  55. Juillac-le-Coq (16171)
  56. Julienne (16174)
  57. Val des Vignes (16175)
  58. Lachaise (16176)
  59. Ladiville (16177)
  60. Lagarde-sur-le-Né (16178)
  61. Lignières-Sonneville (16186)
  62. Louzac-Saint-André (16193)
  63. Mainxe (16202)
  64. Bellevigne (16204)
  65. Marcillac-Lanville (16207)
  66. Mareuil (16208)
  67. Mérignac (16216)
  68. Merpins (16217)
  69. Mesnac (16218)
  70. Les Métairies (16220)
  71. Mons (16221)
  72. Montmérac (16224)
  73. Montigné (16228)
  74. Mosnac (16233)
  75. Moulidars (16234)
  76. Nercillac (16243)
  77. Oriolles (16251)
  78. Passirac (16256)
  79. Pérignac (16258)
  80. Reignac (16276)
  81. Réparsac (16277)
  82. Rouillac (16286)
  83. Graves-Saint-Amant (16297)
  84. Saint-Amant-de-Nouère (16298)
  85. Saint-Aulais-la-Chapelle (16301)
  86. Saint-Bonnet (16303)
  87. Saint-Brice (16304)
  88. Saint-Cybardeaux (16312)
  89. Saint-Félix (16315)
  90. Saint-Fort-sur-le-Né (16316)
  91. Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac (16320)
  92. Saint-Laurent-de-Cognac (16330)
  93. Saint-Léger (16332)
  94. Saint-Médard (16338)
  95. Auge-Saint-Médard (16339)
  96. Saint-Même-les-Carrières (16340)
  97. Saint-Palais-du-Né (16342)
  98. Saint-Preuil (16343)
  99. Sainte-Sévère (16349)
  100. Saint-Simeux (16351)
  101. Saint-Simon (16352)
  102. Sainte-Souline (16354)
  103. Saint-Sulpice-de-Cognac (16355)
  104. Saint-Vallier (16357)
  105. Salles-d'Angles (16359)
  106. Salles-de-Barbezieux (16360)
  107. Sauvignac (16365)
  108. Segonzac (16366)
  109. Sigogne (16369)
  110. Le Tâtre (16380)
  111. Touvérac (16384)
  112. Triac-Lautrait (16387)
  113. Vaux-Rouillac (16395)
  114. Verrières (16399)
  115. Vibrac (16402)
  116. Vignolles (16405)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
16102 Cognac 18,717 Cognac-1, Cognac-2 CA du Grand Cognac
16028 Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire 4,730 Charente-Sud Les 4B Sud Charente
16167 Jarnac 4,448 Jarnac CA du Grand Cognac
16089 Châteaubernard 3,612 Cognac-2 CA du Grand Cognac
16090 Châteauneuf-sur-Charente 3,474 Charente-Champagne CA du Grand Cognac
16097 Cherves-Richemont 2,453 Cognac-1 CA du Grand Cognac
16286 Rouillac 2,307 Val de Nouère Le Rouillacais
16366 Segonzac 2,108 Charente-Champagne CA du Grand Cognac
16150 Gensac-la-Pallue 1,616 Charente-Champagne CA du Grand Cognac
16058 Boutiers-Saint-Trojan 1,478 Cognac-1 CA du Grand Cognac

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Charente". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. "Arrondissement de Cognac (162)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 31 May 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 31 May 2017. 
  4. "Décret n° 2014-195 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Charente" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  5. "Arrondissement de Cognac (162)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

Coordinates: 45°41′N 0°20′W / 45.683°N 0.333°W / 45.683; -0.333