Arrondissement of La Rochelle

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Arrondissement of La Rochelle
Location of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime
Location of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
Communes58
SubrefectureLa Rochelle
INSEE code173
Area
 • Total817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total210,151
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Charente-Maritime department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of La Rochelle was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of La Rochelle is the smallest of the arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department but the one with more people living in it. It has an area of 817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi),[2] and a population of 210,151 inhabitants for a density of 257.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

La Rochelle is the northernmost arrondissement of the department. It is formed from the old province of Aunis, with centre in La Rochelle, its historical capital.

It is bordered to the north by the Vendée department, to the east by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the south by the arrondissement of Rochefort, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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 La Rochelle, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: the Châtelaillon-Plage and La Jarrie cantons. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of La Rochelle
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
1701 Aytré 4 4
1703 Châtelaillon-Plage 3 5 8
1705 Île de Ré 10 10
1706 La Jarrie 2 12 14
1708 Lagord 6 6
1709 Marans 20 20
1714 La Rochelle-1 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle
1715 La Rochelle-2 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle
1716 La Rochelle-3 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of La Rochelle has 58 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Andilly (17008)
  2. Angliers (17009)
  3. Angoulins (17010)
  4. Ars-en-Ré (17019)
  5. Aytré (17028)
  6. Benon (17041)
  7. Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré (17051)
  8. Bourgneuf (17059)
  9. Charron (17091)
  10. Châtelaillon-Plage (17094)
  11. Clavette (17109)
  12. La Couarde-sur-Mer (17121)
  13. Courçon (17127)
  14. Cramchaban (17132)
  15. Croix-Chapeau (17136)
  16. Dompierre-sur-Mer (17142)
  17. Esnandes (17153)
  18. Ferrières (17158)
  19. La Flotte (17161)
  20. La Grève-sur-Mignon (17182)
  21. Le Gué-d'Alleré (17186)
  22. L'Houmeau (17190)
  23. La Jarne (17193)
  24. La Jarrie (17194)
  25. Lagord (17200)
  26. La Laigne (17201)
  27. Loix (17207)
  28. Longèves (17208)
  29. Marans (17218)
  30. Marsilly (17222)
  31. Montroy (17245)
  32. Nieul-sur-Mer (17264)
  33. Nuaillé-d'Aunis (17267)
  34. Périgny (17274)
  35. Les Portes-en-Ré (17286)
  36. Puilboreau (17291)
  37. Rivedoux-Plage (17297)
  38. La Rochelle (17300)
  39. La Ronde (17303)
  40. Saint-Christophe (17315)
  41. Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17318)
  42. Saint-Cyr-du-Doret (17322)
  43. Saint-Jean-de-Liversay (17349)
  44. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré (17360)
  45. Saint-Martin-de-Ré (17369)
  46. Saint-Médard-d'Aunis (17373)
  47. Saint-Ouen-d'Aunis (17376)
  48. Saint-Rogatien (17391)
  49. Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis (17396)
  50. Sainte-Soulle (17407)
  51. Saint-Vivien (17413)
  52. Saint-Xandre (17414)
  53. Salles-sur-Mer (17420)
  54. Taugon (17439)
  55. Thairé (17443)
  56. Vérines (17466)
  57. Villedoux (17472)
  58. Yves (17483)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
17300 La Rochelle 74,998 La Rochelle-1, La Rochelle-2, La Rochelle-3 CA de la Rochelle
17028 Aytré 8,821 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17274 Périgny 7,866 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17200 Lagord 7,199 Lagord CA de la Rochelle
17094 Châtelaillon-Plage 6,064 Châtelaillon-Plage CA de la Rochelle
17291 Puilboreau 5,911 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17264 Nieul-sur-Mer 5,761 Lagord CA de la Rochelle
17142 Dompierre-sur-Mer 5,344 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17218 Marans 4,590 Marans Aunis Atlantique
17414 Saint-Xandre 4,463 Lagord CA de la Rochelle

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 la Rochelle (173)". 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 la Rochelle (173)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

Coordinates: 46°10′N 1°10′W / 46.167°N 1.167°W / 46.167; -1.167