Arrondissement of Jonzac

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Arrondissement of Jonzac
Arrondissement of France
Location of Jonzac in Charente-Maritime
Location of Jonzac in Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Communes 129
Subrefecture Jonzac
INSEE code 171
Area
 • Total 1,529.9 km2 (590.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 56,973
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Charente-Maritime department was created on 1790, Jonzac was not one of the original districts but soon, in 1800, it was made one of the arrondissements of the department with the territories of the Monlieu and Pons districts.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Jonzac has an area of 1,529.9 km2 (590.7 sq mi),[2] and a population of 56,973 inhabitants for a density of 37.2 inhabitants/km².[3]

Jonzac is the southernmost arrondissement of the department. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Saintes, to the east by the Charente department and to the southeast and east by the Gironde department. To the northwest of the department is the southern part the Gironde estuary, the largest estuary of France.

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 Jonzac, there is only one canton where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: the Thénac canton. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Jonzac
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
1707 Jonzac 44 44
1712 Pons 39 39
1724 Thénac 4 21 25
1727 Les Trois Monts 42 42

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Jonzac has 129 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Agudelle (17002)
  2. Allas-Bocage (17005)
  3. Allas-Champagne (17006)
  4. Archiac (17016)
  5. Arthenac (17020)
  6. Avy (17027)
  7. La Barde (17033)
  8. Bedenac (17038)
  9. Belluire (17039)
  10. Biron (17047)
  11. Bois (17050)
  12. Boisredon (17052)
  13. Boresse-et-Martron (17054)
  14. Boscamnant (17055)
  15. Bougneau (17056)
  16. Bran (17061)
  17. Brie-sous-Archiac (17066)
  18. Brives-sur-Charente (17069)
  19. Bussac-Forêt (17074)
  20. Celles (17076)
  21. Cercoux (17077)
  22. Chadenac (17078)
  23. Chamouillac (17081)
  24. Champagnac (17082)
  25. Champagnolles (17084)
  26. Chartuzac (17092)
  27. Chatenet (17095)
  28. Chaunac (17096)
  29. Chepniers (17099)
  30. Chevanceaux (17104)
  31. Cierzac (17106)
  32. Clam (17108)
  33. Clérac (17110)
  34. Clion (17111)
  35. La Clotte (17113)
  36. Consac (17116)
  37. Corignac (17118)
  38. Coulonges (17122)
  39. Courpignac (17129)
  40. Coux (17130)
  41. Échebrune (17145)
  42. Expiremont (17156)
  43. Fléac-sur-Seugne (17159)
  44. Fontaines-d'Ozillac (17163)
  45. Le Fouilloux (17167)
  46. La Genétouze (17173)
  47. Germignac (17175)
  48. Givrezac (17178)
  49. Guitinières (17187)
  50. Jarnac-Champagne (17192)
  51. Jonzac (17197)
  52. Jussas (17199)
  53. Léoville (17204)
  54. Lonzac (17209)
  55. Lorignac (17210)
  56. Lussac (17215)
  57. Marignac (17220)
  58. Mazerolles (17227)
  59. Mérignac (17229)
  60. Messac (17231)
  61. Meux (17233)
  62. Mirambeau (17236)
  63. Montendre (17240)
  64. Montguyon (17241)
  65. Montlieu-la-Garde (17243)
  66. Mortiers (17249)
  67. Mosnac (17250)
  68. Neuillac (17258)
  69. Neulles (17259)
  70. Neuvicq (17260)
  71. Nieul-le-Virouil (17263)
  72. Orignolles (17269)
  73. Ozillac (17270)
  74. Pérignac (17273)
  75. Le Pin (17276)
  76. Plassac (17279)
  77. Polignac (17281)
  78. Pommiers-Moulons (17282)
  79. Pons (17283)
  80. Pouillac (17287)
  81. Réaux sur Trèfle (17295)
  82. Rouffignac (17305)
  83. Saint-Aigulin (17309)
  84. Saint-Bonnet-sur-Gironde (17312)
  85. Saint-Ciers-Champagne (17316)
  86. Saint-Ciers-du-Taillon (17317)
  87. Sainte-Colombe (17319)
  88. Saint-Dizant-du-Bois (17324)
  89. Saint-Dizant-du-Gua (17325)
  90. Saint-Eugène (17326)
  91. Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde (17328)
  92. Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge (17331)
  93. Saint-Georges-Antignac (17332)
  94. Saint-Georges-des-Agoûts (17335)
  95. Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan (17339)
  96. Saint-Germain-de-Vibrac (17341)
  97. Saint-Germain-du-Seudre (17342)
  98. Saint-Grégoire-d'Ardennes (17343)
  99. Saint-Hilaire-du-Bois (17345)
  100. Saint-Léger (17354)
  101. Sainte-Lheurine (17355)
  102. Saint-Maigrin (17357)
  103. Saint-Martial-de-Mirambeau (17362)
  104. Saint-Martial-de-Vitaterne (17363)
  105. Saint-Martial-sur-Né (17364)
  106. Saint-Martin-d'Ary (17365)
  107. Saint-Martin-de-Coux (17366)
  108. Saint-Médard (17372)
  109. Saint-Palais-de-Négrignac (17378)
  110. Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin (17379)
  111. Saint-Pierre-du-Palais (17386)
  112. Saint-Quantin-de-Rançanne (17388)
  113. Sainte-Ramée (17390)
  114. Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne (17398)
  115. Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont (17402)
  116. Saint-Simon-de-Bordes (17403)
  117. Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac (17405)
  118. Saint-Thomas-de-Conac (17410)
  119. Salignac-de-Mirambeau (17417)
  120. Salignac-sur-Charente (17418)
  121. Semillac (17423)
  122. Semoussac (17424)
  123. Soubran (17430)
  124. Souméras (17432)
  125. Sousmoulins (17433)
  126. Tugéras-Saint-Maurice (17454)
  127. Vanzac (17458)
  128. Vibrac (17468)
  129. Villexavier (17476)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
17283 Pons 4,098 Pons La Haute-Saintonge
17197 Jonzac 3,447 Jonzac La Haute-Saintonge
17240 Montendre 3,218 Les Trois Monts La Haute-Saintonge
17309 Saint-Aigulin 1,898 Les Trois Monts La Haute-Saintonge
17241 Montguyon 1,525 Les Trois Monts La Haute-Saintonge
17236 Mirambeau 1,475 Pons La Haute-Saintonge
17243 Montlieu-la-Garde 1,331 Les Trois Monts La Haute-Saintonge
17339 Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan 1,274 Jonzac La Haute-Saintonge
17331 Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge 1,237 Pons La Haute-Saintonge
17077 Cercoux 1,193 Les Trois Monts La Haute-Saintonge

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Charente-Maritime". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  2. "Arrondissement de Jonzac (171)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 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 27 May 2017. 
  4. Décret n° 2014-269 du 27 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Charente-Maritime
  5. "Arrondissement de Jonzac (171)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 

Coordinates: 45°27′00″N 0°26′00″W / 45.4500°N 0.4333°W / 45.4500; -0.4333