Arrondissement of Montpellier

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Arrondissement of Montpellier
Location of Montpellier in Hérault
Location of Montpellier in Hérault
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
Communes93
PrefectureMontpellier
INSEE code343
Area
 • Total1,294.6 km2 (499.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total700,241
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Montpellier is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département. Its capital, and prefecture of the department, is the city of Montpellier.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

It is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 1,294.6 km2 (499.8 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 700,241 inhabitants and a density of 540.9 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement covers the northeastern part of the department and is bordered to the north and northeast by the Gard department, to the east and south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Béziers and to the west by the arrondissement of Lodève.

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 Montpellier, there are 14 cantons 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 Montpellier
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Béziers Lodève Montpellier
3407 Le Crès 11 11
3408 Frontignan 6 6
3410 Lattes 5 5
3411 Lodève 47 7 54
3412 Lunel 15 15
3413 Mauguio 8 8
3414 Mèze 12 6 18
3415 Montpellier-1 1 + part of Montpellier 1 + part of Montpellier
3416 Montpellier-2 part of Montpellier part of Montpellier
3417 Montpellier-3 part of Montpellier part of Montpellier
3418 Montpellier-4 part of Montpellier part of Montpellier
3419 Montpellier-5 part of Montpellier part of Montpellier
3420 Montpellier - Castelnau-le-Lez 4 + part of Montpellier 4 + part of Montpellier
3422 Pignan 8 8
3423 Saint-Gély-du-Fesc 20 20
3425 Sète 1 1

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Montpellier has 93 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Assas (34014)
  2. Baillargues (34022)
  3. Balaruc-le-Vieux (34024)
  4. Balaruc-les-Bains (34023)
  5. Beaulieu (34027)
  6. Boisseron (34033)
  7. Bouzigues (34039)
  8. Buzignargues (34043)
  9. Campagne (34048)
  10. Candillargues (34050)
  11. Castelnau-le-Lez (34057)
  12. Castries (34058)
  13. Cazevieille (34066)
  14. Clapiers (34077)
  15. Claret (34078)
  16. Combaillaux (34082)
  17. Cournonsec (34087)
  18. Cournonterral (34088)
  19. Le Crès (34090)
  20. Fabrègues (34095)
  21. Ferrières-les-Verreries (34099)
  22. Fontanès (34102)
  23. Frontignan (34108)
  24. Galargues (34110)
  25. Garrigues (34112)
  26. Gigean (34113)
  27. Grabels (34116)
  28. La Grande-Motte (34344)
  29. Guzargues (34118)
  30. Jacou (34120)
  31. Juvignac (34123)
  32. Lansargues (34127)
  33. Lattes (34129)
  34. Lauret (34131)
  35. Lavérune (34134)
  36. Loupian (34143)
  37. Lunel (34145)
  38. Lunel-Viel (34146)
  39. Marsillargues (34151)
  40. Les Matelles (34153)
  41. Mauguio (34154)
  42. Mireval (34159)
  43. Montaud (34164)
  44. Montbazin (34165)
  45. Montferrier-sur-Lez (34169)
  46. Montpellier (34172)
  47. Mudaison (34176)
  48. Murles (34177)
  49. Murviel-lès-Montpellier (34179)
  50. Mèze (34157)
  51. Palavas-les-Flots (34192)
  52. Pignan (34202)
  53. Poussan (34213)
  54. Prades-le-Lez (34217)
  55. Pérols (34198)
  56. Restinclières (34227)
  57. Saint-Aunès (34240)
  58. Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel (34242)
  59. Saint-Brès (34244)
  60. Saint-Christol (34246)
  61. Saint-Clément-de-Rivière (34247)
  62. Saint-Drézéry (34249)
  63. Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues (34256)
  64. Saint-Georges-d'Orques (34259)
  65. Saint-Gély-du-Fesc (34255)
  66. Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir (34263)
  67. Saint-Jean-de-Cornies (34265)
  68. Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles (34266)
  69. Saint-Jean-de-Védas (34270)
  70. Saint-Just (34272)
  71. Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers (34276)
  72. Saint-Nazaire-de-Pézan (34280)
  73. Saint-Sériès (34288)
  74. Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues (34290)
  75. Sainte-Croix-de-Quintillargues (34248)
  76. Saturargues (34294)
  77. Saussan (34295)
  78. Saussines (34296)
  79. Sauteyrargues (34297)
  80. Sussargues (34307)
  81. Sète (34301)
  82. Teyran (34309)
  83. Le Triadou (34314)
  84. Vacquières (34318)
  85. Vailhauquès (34320)
  86. Valergues (34321)
  87. Valflaunès (34322)
  88. Vendargues (34327)
  89. Vérargues (34330)
  90. Vic-la-Gardiole (34333)
  91. Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (34337)
  92. Villetelle (34340)
  93. Villeveyrac (34341)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
34172 Montpellier 275,318 Montpellier-1, Montpellier-2, Montpellier-3
Montpellier-4, Montpellier-5 and
Montpellier - Castelnau-le-Lez
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
34301 Sète 44,136 Sète Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau
34145 Lunel 24,873 Lunel Le Pays de Lunel
34108 Frontignan 22,896 Frontignan Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau
34057 Castelnau-le-Lez 19,157 Montpellier - Castelnau-le-Lez Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
34154 Mauguio 16,765 Mauguio Communauté d'agglomération du Pays de l'Or
34129 Lattes 15,963 Lattes Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
34157 Mèze 11,196 Mèze Le Nord du Bassin de Thau
34255 Saint-Gély-du-Fesc 9,625 Saint-Gély-du-Fesc Le Grand Pic Saint-Loup
34337 Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone 9,577 Pignan Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
34198 Pérols 9,089 Lattes Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

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 Montpellier (343)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 March 2017.

Coordinates: 43°36′33″N 3°52′21″E / 43.60917°N 3.87250°E / 43.60917; 3.87250