Arrondissement of Douai

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Arrondissement of Douai
Douai in the Nord department
Douai in the Nord department
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
Communes64
SubprefectureDouai
INSEE code593
Area
 • Total476.6 km2 (184.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total246,595
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Douai is an arrondissement of France, in the Nord department, Hauts-de-France region. Its capital is the city of Douai.

History[change | change source]

When the Nord department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Douai was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Douai is in the central part of the Nord department. It borders with the Lille arrondissement to the north, the Valenciennes arrondissement to the east, the Cambrai arrondissement to the southeast and the Pas-de-Calais department to the south and west.

The arrondissement of Douai is the smallest arrondissement of the department with an area of 476.6 km2 (184.0 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 246,595 inhabitants for a population density of 517.4 inhabitants/km2.[3].

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.

The cantons in the arrondissement of Douai are:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Douai has 64 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Aix (59004)
  2. Anhiers (59007)
  3. Aniche (59008)
  4. Arleux (59015)
  5. Auberchicourt (59024)
  6. Aubigny-au-Bac (59026)
  7. Auby (59028)
  8. Auchy-lez-Orchies (59029)
  9. Beuvry-la-Forêt (59080)
  10. Bouvignies (59105)
  11. Bruille-lez-Marchiennes (59113)
  12. Brunémont (59115)
  13. Bugnicourt (59117)
  14. Cantin (59126)
  15. Courchelettes (59156)
  16. Coutiches (59158)
  17. Cuincy (59165)
  18. Dechy (59170)
  19. Douai (59178)
  20. Erchin (59199)
  21. Erre (59203)
  22. Esquerchin (59211)
  23. Estrées (59214)
  24. Faumont (59222)
  25. Fenain (59227)
  26. Flers-en-Escrebieux (59234)
  27. Flines-lez-Raches (59239)
  28. Fressain (59254)
  29. Féchain (59224)
  30. Férin (59228)
  31. Gœulzin (59263)
  32. Guesnain (59276)
  33. Hamel (59280)
  34. Hornaing (59314)
  35. Lallaing (59327)
  36. Lambres-lez-Douai (59329)
  37. Landas (59330)
  38. Lauwin-Planque (59334)
  39. Lewarde (59345)
  40. Loffre (59354)
  41. Lécluse (59336)
  42. Marchiennes (59375)
  43. Marcq-en-Ostrevent (59379)
  44. Masny (59390)
  45. Monchecourt (59409)
  46. Montigny-en-Ostrevent (59414)
  47. Nomain (59435)
  48. Orchies (59449)
  49. Pecquencourt (59456)
  50. Raimbeaucourt (59489)
  51. Rieulay (59501)
  52. Roost-Warendin (59509)
  53. Roucourt (59513)
  54. Râches (59486)
  55. Saméon (59551)
  56. Sin-le-Noble (59569)
  57. Somain (59574)
  58. Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes (59596)
  59. Villers-au-Tertre (59620)
  60. Vred (59629)
  61. Wandignies-Hamage (59637)
  62. Warlaing (59642)
  63. Waziers (59654)
  64. Écaillon (59185)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
59178 Douai 40,736 Douai CA du Douaisis
59569 Sin-le-Noble 15,665 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59574 Somain 12,955 Sin-le-Noble Cœur d'Ostrevent
59008 Aniche 10,431 Aniche Cœur d'Ostrevent
59449 Orchies 8,378 Orchies Pévèle-Carembault
59654 Waziers 7,497 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59028 Auby 7,320 Orchies CA du Douaisis
59165 Cuincy 6,500 Douai CA du Douaisis
59327 Lallaing 6,222 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59509 Roost-Warendin 6,125 Orchies CA du Douaisis

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Nord". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Douai (593)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 November 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 9 November 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-167 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Nord" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Douai (593)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

Coordinates: 50°22′N 3°05′E / 50.367°N 3.083°E / 50.367; 3.083