Arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc

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Arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc
Location of Lesparre-Médoc in Gironde
Location of Lesparre-Médoc in Gironde
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
Communes50
SubprefectureLesparre-Médoc
INSEE code334
Area
 • Total2,274.4 km2 (878.2 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total86,560
 • Density38/km2 (99/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Gironde département in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Lesparre-Médoc.

History[change | change source]

When the Gironde department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc was part of that original department, with the name of Arrondissement of Lesparre.[1]

The arrondissement was dissolved on September 1926 but it was again an arrondissement on June 1942 but with the name of Arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc is in the northwest of Gironde, with an area of 2,274.4 km2 (878 sq mi),[2] the second largest, after the arrondissement of Langon, of the arrondissements of the department. It has 86,560 inhabitants and a population density of 38.1 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the Charente-Maritime department, to the east by the arrondissements of Blaye, to the southeast by the arrondissement of Bordeaux, to the south by the arrondissement of Arcachon and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Biscay).

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 Lesparre-Médoc, there are only two cantons:

  1. Le Nord-Médoc, with 29 communes, all in the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc;
  2. Le Sud-Médoc, with 22 communes in the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc and 1 commune in the arrondissement of Bordeaux

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc has 50 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Arcins (33010)
  2. Arsac (33012)
  3. Avensan (33022)
  4. Bégadan (33038)
  5. Blaignan (33055)
  6. Brach (33070)
  7. Carcans (33097)
  8. Castelnau-de-Médoc (33104)
  9. Cissac-Médoc (33125)
  10. Civrac-en-Médoc (33128)
  11. Couquèques (33134)
  12. Cussac-Fort-Médoc (33146)
  13. Gaillan-en-Médoc (33177)
  14. Grayan-et-l'Hôpital (33193)
  15. Hourtin (33203)
  16. Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac (33208)
  17. Labarde (33211)
  18. Lacanau (33214)
  19. Lamarque (33220)
  20. Lesparre-Médoc (33240)
  21. Listrac-Médoc (33248)
  22. Margaux-Cantenac (33268)
  23. Moulis-en-Médoc (33297)
  24. Naujac-sur-Mer (33300)
  25. Ordonnac (33309)
  26. Pauillac (33314)
  27. Le Porge (33333)
  28. Prignac-en-Médoc (33338)
  29. Queyrac (33348)
  30. Saint-Christoly-Médoc (33383)
  31. Saint-Estèphe (33395)
  32. Saint-Germain-d'Esteuil (33412)
  33. Saint-Julien-Beychevelle (33423)
  34. Saint-Laurent-Médoc (33424)
  35. Saint-Sauveur (33471)
  36. Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne (33476)
  37. Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc (33490)
  38. Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc (33493)
  39. Sainte-Hélène (33417)
  40. Salaunes (33494)
  41. Saumos (33503)
  42. Soulac-sur-Mer (33514)
  43. Soussans (33517)
  44. Talais (33521)
  45. Le Temple (33528)
  46. Valeyrac (33538)
  47. Vendays-Montalivet (33540)
  48. Vensac (33541)
  49. Le Verdon-sur-Mer (33544)
  50. Vertheuil (33545)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
33240 Lesparre-Médoc 5,604 Le Nord-Médoc Médoc Cœur de Presqu'ile
33314 Pauillac 4,924 Le Nord-Médoc Médoc Cœur de Presqu'ile
33214 Lacanau 4,552 Le Sud-Médoc Médoc Atlantique
33424 Saint-Laurent-Médoc 4,517 Le Sud-Médoc Médoc Cœur de Presqu'ile
33104 Castelnau-de-Médoc 4,356 Le Sud-Médoc Médullienne
33203 Hourtin 3,432 Le Sud-Médoc Médoc Atlantique
33012 Arsac 3,347 Le Sud-Médoc Médoc Estuaire

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historique de la Gironde". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. "Arrondissement de Lesparre-Médoc (334)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 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 16 May 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-192 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Gironde" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. "Arrondissement de Lesparre-Médoc (334)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

Coordinates: 45°18′00″N 0°56′00″W / 45.3000°N 0.9333°W / 45.3000; -0.9333