Arrondissement of Lodève

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Arrondissement of Lodève
Arrondissement of France
Location of Lodève in Hérault
Location of Lodève in Hérault
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Communes 98
Subprefecture Lodève
INSEE code 342
Area
 • Total 1,819.6 km2 (702.6 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 94,714
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Lodève is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département. Its capital is the city of Lodève.

History[change | change source]

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

The arrondissement was eliminated in 1926 but was made again an arrondissement in 1942.

Geography[change | change source]

It is the northernmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,819.6 km2 (702.6 sq mi).[2] It has 94,714 inhabitants and a density of 52.1 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Lodève is bordered to the north by the Gard department, to the east by the arrondissement of Montpellier, to the south by the arrondissement of Béziers, 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 Lodève, there is only one canton, the Canton of Gignac, with all is communes in the arrondissement. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Lodève
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Béziers Lodève Montpellier
3406 Clermont-l'Hérault 17 23 40
3409 Gignac 28 28
3411 Lodève 47 7 54

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Lodève has 98 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Agonès (34005)
  2. Aniane (34010)
  3. Arboras (34011)
  4. Argelliers (34012)
  5. Aspiran (34013)
  6. Aumelas (34016)
  7. Avène (34019)
  8. Bélarga (34029)
  9. La Boissière (34035)
  10. Le Bosc (34036)
  11. Le Bousquet-d'Orb (34038)
  12. Brenas (34040)
  13. Brignac (34041)
  14. Brissac (34042)
  15. Campagnan (34047)
  16. Canet (34051)
  17. Causse-de-la-Selle (34060)
  18. Le Caylar (34064)
  19. Cazilhac (34067)
  20. Ceilhes-et-Rocozels (34071)
  21. Celles (34072)
  22. Ceyras (34076)
  23. Clermont-l'Hérault (34079)
  24. Le Cros (34091)
  25. Dio-et-Valquières (34093)
  26. Fozières (34106)
  27. Ganges (34111)
  28. Gignac (34114)
  29. Gorniès (34115)
  30. Joncels (34121)
  31. Jonquières (34122)
  32. Lacoste (34124)
  33. Lagamas (34125)
  34. Laroque (34128)
  35. Lauroux (34132)
  36. Lavalette (34133)
  37. Liausson (34137)
  38. Lodève (34142)
  39. Lunas (34144)
  40. Mas-de-Londres (34152)
  41. Mérifons (34156)
  42. Montarnaud (34163)
  43. Montoulieu (34171)
  44. Montpeyroux (34173)
  45. Moulès-et-Baucels (34174)
  46. Mourèze (34175)
  47. Nébian (34180)
  48. Notre-Dame-de-Londres (34185)
  49. Octon (34186)
  50. Olmet-et-Villecun (34188)
  51. Paulhan (34194)
  52. Pégairolles-de-Buèges (34195)
  53. Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette (34196)
  54. Plaissan (34204)
  55. Les Plans (34205)
  56. Popian (34208)
  57. Le Pouget (34210)
  58. Poujols (34212)
  59. Pouzols (34215)
  60. Le Puech (34220)
  61. Puéchabon (34221)
  62. Puilacher (34222)
  63. Les Rives (34230)
  64. Romiguières (34231)
  65. Roqueredonde (34233)
  66. Rouet (34236)
  67. Saint-André-de-Buèges (34238)
  68. Saint-André-de-Sangonis (34239)
  69. Saint-Bauzille-de-la-Sylve (34241)
  70. Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois (34243)
  71. Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas (34251)
  72. Saint-Félix-de-Lodez (34254)
  73. Saint-Félix-de-l'Héras (34253)
  74. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (34261)
  75. Saint-Guiraud (34262)
  76. Saint-Jean-de-Buèges (34264)
  77. Saint-Jean-de-Fos (34267)
  78. Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière (34268)
  79. Saint-Martin-de-Londres (34274)
  80. Saint-Maurice-Navacelles (34277)
  81. Saint-Michel (34278)
  82. Saint-Pargoire (34281)
  83. Saint-Paul-et-Valmalle (34282)
  84. Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage (34283)
  85. Saint-Privat (34286)
  86. Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian (34287)
  87. Salasc (34292)
  88. Sorbs (34303)
  89. Soubès (34304)
  90. Soumont (34306)
  91. Tressan (34313)
  92. Usclas-du-Bosc (34316)
  93. La Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries (34317)
  94. Valmascle (34323)
  95. Vendémian (34328)
  96. Villeneuvette (34338)
  97. Viols-en-Laval (34342)
  98. Viols-le-Fort (34343)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
34079 Clermont-l'Hérault 8,481 Clermont-l'Hérault Le Clermontais
34142 Lodève 7,381 Lodève Lodévois et Larzac
34114 Gignac 5,905 Gignac Vallée de l'hérault
34239 Saint-André-de-Sangonis 5,648 Gignac Vallée de l'hérault
34111 Ganges 3,916 Lodève Les Cévennes Gangeoises et Suménoises
34194 Paulhan 3,820 Clermont-l'Hérault Le Clermontais
34051 Canet 3,493 Clermont-l'Hérault Le Clermontais
34010 Aniane 2,950 Gignac Vallée de l'hérault
34163 Montarnaud 2,856 Gignac Vallée de l'hérault
34274 Saint-Martin-de-Londres 2,650 Lodève Le Grand Pic Saint-Loup
34281 Saint-Pargoire 2,218 Gignac Vallée de l'hérault

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Hérault". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. "Département du Lot (46)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 March 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 1 March 2017 2017.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Décret n° 2014-258 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Hérault" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  5. "Arrondissement de Lodève (342)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°43′53″N 3°18′53″E / 43.73139°N 3.31472°E / 43.73139; 3.31472