Arrondissement of Mende

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Arrondissement of Mende
Location of Mende in Lozère
Location of Mende in Lozère
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLozère
Communes132
PrefectureMende
INSEE code482
Area
 • Total3,479.4 km2 (1,343.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total63,047
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Mende is an arrondissement of France; it is part of the Lozère département in the Occitanie region. Its capital is the city of Mende.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

It is the largest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 3,479.4 km2 (1,343.4 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 63,047 inhabitants and a density of 18.1 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement covers the northern part of the department and is bordered by the Cantal department to the northwest, the Haute-Loire department to the northeast), by the Ardeche department to the east, by the arrondissement of Florac to the south and by the Aveyron department 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 Mende, there are 9 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Mende
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Florac Mende
4801 Aumont-Aubrac 31 31
4802 La Canourgue 7 7 14
4803 Chirac 13 13
4804 Le Collet-de-Dèze 25 25
4806 Grandrieu 21 21
4807 Langogne 11 11
4808 Marvejols 7 7
4809 Mende-1 part of Mende part of Mende
4810 Mende-2 part of Mende part of Mende
4811 Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole 20 20
4812 Saint-Chély-d'Apcher 6 6

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Mende has 132 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Albaret-le-Comtal (48001)
  2. Albaret-Sainte-Marie (48002)
  3. Allenc (48003)
  4. Altier (48004)
  5. Antrenas (48005)
  6. Arzenc-d'Apcher (48007)
  7. Arzenc-de-Randon (48008)
  8. Aumont-Aubrac (48009)
  9. Auroux (48010)
  10. Badaroux (48013)
  11. Bagnols-les-Bains (48014)
  12. Balsièges (48016)
  13. Banassac-Canilhac (48017)
  14. Barjac (48018)
  15. La Bastide-Puylaurent (48021)
  16. Belvezet (48023)
  17. Les Bessons (48025)
  18. Blavignac (48026)
  19. Le Bleymard (48027)
  20. Le Born (48029)
  21. Bourgs-sur-Colagne (48099)
  22. Brenoux (48030)
  23. Brion (48031)
  24. Le Buisson (48032)
  25. La Canourgue (48034)
  26. Chadenet (48037)
  27. Chambon-le-Château (48038)
  28. Chanac (48039)
  29. Chasseradès (48040)
  30. Chastanier (48041)
  31. Chastel-Nouvel (48042)
  32. Châteauneuf-de-Randon (48043)
  33. Chauchailles (48044)
  34. Chaudeyrac (48045)
  35. Chaulhac (48046)
  36. La Chaze-de-Peyre (48047)
  37. Cheylard-l'Évêque (48048)
  38. Cubières (48053)
  39. Cubiérettes (48054)
  40. Cultures (48055)
  41. Esclanèdes (48056)
  42. Estables (48057)
  43. La Fage-Montivernoux (48058)
  44. La Fage-Saint-Julien (48059)
  45. Fau-de-Peyre (48060)
  46. Fontans (48063)
  47. Fournels (48064)
  48. Gabrias (48068)
  49. Grandrieu (48070)
  50. Grandvals (48071)
  51. Grèzes (48072)
  52. Les Hermaux (48073)
  53. Javols (48076)
  54. Julianges (48077)
  55. Lachamp (48078)
  56. Lajo (48079)
  57. Langogne (48080)
  58. Lanuéjols (48081)
  59. Laubert (48082)
  60. Les Laubies (48083)
  61. Laval-Atger (48084)
  62. Laval-du-Tarn (48085)
  63. Luc (48086)
  64. Malbouzon (48087)
  65. Le Malzieu-Forain (48089)
  66. Le Malzieu-Ville (48090)
  67. Marchastel (48091)
  68. Marvejols (48092)
  69. Mas-d'Orcières (48093)
  70. Mende (48095)
  71. Montbel (48100)
  72. Montrodat (48103)
  73. Les Monts-Verts (48012)
  74. Nasbinals (48104)
  75. Naussac-Fontanes (48105)
  76. Noalhac (48106)
  77. Palhers (48107)
  78. La Panouse (48108)
  79. Paulhac-en-Margeride (48110)
  80. Pelouse (48111)
  81. Pied-de-Borne (48015)
  82. Pierrefiche (48112)
  83. Pourcharesses (48117)
  84. Prévenchères (48119)
  85. Prinsuéjols (48120)
  86. Prunières (48121)
  87. Recoules-d'Aubrac (48123)
  88. Recoules-de-Fumas (48124)
  89. Ribennes (48126)
  90. Rieutort-de-Randon (48127)
  91. Rimeize (48128)
  92. Rocles (48129)
  93. Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole (48132)
  94. Saint-Amans (48133)
  95. Saint-André-Capcèze (48135)
  96. Saint-Bauzile (48137)
  97. Saint-Bonnet-de-Chirac (48138)
  98. Saint-Bonnet-de-Montauroux (48139)
  99. Saint-Chély-d'Apcher (48140)
  100. Saint-Denis-en-Margeride (48145)
  101. Sainte-Colombe-de-Peyre (48142)
  102. Sainte-Eulalie (48149)
  103. Sainte-Hélène (48157)
  104. Saint-Étienne-du-Valdonnez (48147)
  105. Saint-Flour-de-Mercoire (48150)
  106. Saint-Frézal-d'Albuges (48151)
  107. Saint-Gal (48153)
  108. Saint-Germain-du-Teil (48156)
  109. Saint-Jean-la-Fouillouse (48160)
  110. Saint-Juéry (48161)
  111. Saint-Julien-du-Tournel (48164)
  112. Saint-Laurent-de-Muret (48165)
  113. Saint-Laurent-de-Veyrès (48167)
  114. Saint-Léger-de-Peyre (48168)
  115. Saint-Léger-du-Malzieu (48169)
  116. Saint-Paul-le-Froid (48174)
  117. Saint-Pierre-de-Nogaret (48175)
  118. Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux (48177)
  119. Saint-Privat-du-Fau (48179)
  120. Saint-Saturnin (48181)
  121. Saint-Sauveur-de-Ginestoux (48182)
  122. Saint-Sauveur-de-Peyre (48183)
  123. Saint-Symphorien (48184)
  124. Les Salces (48187)
  125. Les Salelles (48185)
  126. Serverette (48188)
  127. Servières (48189)
  128. Termes (48190)
  129. La Tieule (48191)
  130. Trélans (48192)
  131. La Villedieu (48197)
  132. Villefort (48198)

The only important city is Mende with 11,542 people living there in 2014. Other towns are Marvejols (4,882) and Saint-Chély-d'Apcher (4,169).[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.