Arrondissement of Florac

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Arrondissement of Florac
Location of Florac in Lozère
Location of Florac in Lozère
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLozère
Communes44
SubprefectureFlorac Trois Rivières
INSEE code481
Area
 • Total1,687.5 km2 (651.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total13,313
 • Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Florac is an arrondissement of France; it is part of the Lozère département in the Occitanie region.

History[change | change source]

When the Lozère department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Florac was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the smallest and southernmost of the two arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,687.5 km2 (651.5 sq mi).[2] It has 13,313 inhabitants and a density of 7.9 inhabitants/km²[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Mende, to the east and south by the Gard department, and to the west by the Aveyron 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 Florac, there are 2 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Le Collet-de-Dèze and Florac. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Florac
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Florac Mende
4802 La Canourgue 7 7 14
4804 Le Collet-de-Dèze 25 25
4805 Florac 11 11
4813 Saint-Étienne-du-Valdonnez 7 18 25

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Florac has 44 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

There is only a town with more than 1,000 inhabitants, and it is the subprefecture, Florac Trois Rivières, with 2,107 inhabitants.[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Lozère". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. "Département de la Lozère (48)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 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 21 February 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-245 du 25 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Lozère" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. "Département de la Lozère (48)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 February 2017.