Arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains

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Arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Digne-les-Bains in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes46
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains
INSEE code043
Area
 • Total2,465.5 km2 (951.9 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total55,758
 • Density23/km2 (59/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

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

The arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains is the largest arrondissement of the department in area, 2,465.5 km2 (951.9 sq mi), but the second in population (55,758 inhabitants), after the arrondissement of Forcalquier.

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.

In the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains, there are 6 cantons and 4 of them with all their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. Digne-les-Bains-1 (0404)
  2. Digne-les-Bains-2 (0405)
  3. Oraison (0410) (partly)
  4. Riez (0412)
  5. Seyne (0413) (partly)
  6. Valensole (0415)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains has 46 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Aiglun (04001)
  2. Archail (04009)
  3. Auzet (04017)
  4. Barles (04020)
  5. Barras (04021)
  6. Beaujeu (04024)
  7. Beynes (04028)
  8. Bras-d'Asse (04031)
  9. Le Brusquet (04036)
  10. Le Castellard-Mélan (04040)
  11. Le Chaffaut-Saint-Jurson (04046)
  12. Champtercier (04047)
  13. Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (04049)
  14. Châteauredon (04054)
  15. Digne-les-Bains (04070)
  16. Draix (04072)
  17. Entrages (04074)
  18. L’Escale (04079)
  19. Estoublon (04084)
  20. Ganagobie (04091)
  21. La Javie (04097)
  22. Majastres (04107)
  23. Malijai (04108)
  24. Mallefougasse-Augès (04109)
  25. Mallemoisson (04110)
  26. Marcoux (04113)
  27. Les Mées (04116)
  28. Mézel (04121)
  29. Mirabeau (04122)
  30. Montclar (04126)
  31. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (04135)
  32. Peyruis (04149)
  33. Prads-Haute-Bléone (04155)
  34. La Robine-sur-Galabre (04167)
  35. Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon (04176)
  36. Hautes-Duyes (04177)
  37. Saint-Jeannet (04181)
  38. Saint-Julien-d'Asse (04182)
  39. Saint-Jurs (04184)
  40. Saint-Martin-lès-Seyne (04191)
  41. Selonnet (04203)
  42. Seyne (04205)
  43. Thoard (04217)
  44. Verdaches (04235)
  45. Le Vernet (04237)
  46. Volonne (04244)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
04070 Digne-les-Bains 16,304 Digne-les-Bains-1 and Digne-les-Bains-2 Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04049 Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban 5,210 Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04116 Les Mées 3,629 Oraison Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04149 Peyruis 2,829 Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04108 Malijai 1,990 Digne-les-Bains-2 Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04205 Seyne 1,365 Seyne Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04001 Aiglun 1,356 Digne-les-Bains-2 Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04110 Mallemoisson 1,029 Digne-les-Bains-2 Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04036 Le Brusquet 965 Seyne Provence-Alpes Agglomération
04047 Champtercier 766 Digne-les-Bains-2 Provence-Alpes Agglomération

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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 Digne-les-Bains (043)" (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: 44°06′00″N 6°14′00″E / 44.1000°N 6.2333°E / 44.1000; 6.2333