Arrondissement of Nantua

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Arrondissement of Nantua
Location of the arrondissement Nantua in Ain
Location of the arrondissement Nantua in Ain
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAin
Communes65
SubprefectureNantua
INSEE code014
Area
 • Total837.0 km2 (323.2 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total84,640
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Nantua is an arrondissement of France in the Ain department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital is the city of Nantua.

History[change | change source]

When the Ain department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Nantua was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is found in the northern half of the department with an area of 837.0 km2 (323.2 sq mi).[2] It has 84,640 inhabitants and a density of 101.1 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Nantua is bordered to the north by the Jura department, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Gex, to the east by the Haute-Savoie department, to the south by the arrondissement of Belley and to the west by the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse.

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 Nantua, there are only 2 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Nantua (18 communes) and Oyonnax (2 communes). The canton of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine has 1 commune in the arrondissement of Belley, 2 in the arrondissement of Gex and 11 in the arrondissement of Nantua; the canton of Hauteville-Lompnes has 29 communes in Belley and 12 in Nantua; and the canton of Pont-d'Ain has 4 communes in the arrondissement of Bourg-en-Bresse and 20 in Nantua.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Nantua has 65 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Apremont (01011)
  2. Arbent (01014)
  3. Béard-Géovreissiat (01170)
  4. Bellegarde-sur-Valserine (01033)
  5. Belleydoux (01035)
  6. Bellignat (01031)
  7. Billiat (01044)
  8. Bolozon (01051)
  9. Boyeux-Saint-Jérôme (01056)
  10. Brénod (01060)
  11. Brion (01063)
  12. Ceignes (01067)
  13. Cerdon (01068)
  14. Challes-la-Montagne (01077)
  15. Champfromier (01081)
  16. Chanay (01082)
  17. Charix (01087)
  18. Châtillon-en-Michaille (01091)
  19. Chevillard (01101)
  20. Condamine (01112)
  21. Confort (01114)
  22. Dortan (01148)
  23. Échallon (01152)
  24. Géovreisset (01171)
  25. Giron (01174)
  26. Groissiat (01181)
  27. Injoux-Génissiat (01189)
  28. Izenave (01191)
  29. Izernore (01192)
  30. Jujurieux (01199)
  31. Labalme (01200)
  32. Lancrans (01205)
  33. Lantenay (01206)
  34. Leyssard (01214)
  35. Lhôpital (01215)
  36. Maillat (01228)
  37. Martignat (01237)
  38. Matafelon-Granges (01240)
  39. Mérignat (01242)
  40. Montanges (01257)
  41. Montréal-la-Cluse (01265)
  42. Nantua (01269)
  43. Neuville-sur-Ain (01273)
  44. Les Neyrolles (01274)
  45. Nurieux-Volognat (01267)
  46. Outriaz (01282)
  47. Oyonnax (01283)
  48. Peyriat (01293)
  49. Plagne (01298)
  50. Le Poizat-Lalleyriat (01204)
  51. Poncin (01303)
  52. Pont-d'Ain (01304)
  53. Port (01307)
  54. Priay (01314)
  55. Saint-Alban (01331)
  56. Saint-Germain-de-Joux (01357)
  57. Saint-Jean-le-Vieux (01363)
  58. Saint-Martin-du-Frêne (01373)
  59. Samognat (01392)
  60. Serrières-sur-Ain (01404)
  61. Sonthonnax-la-Montagne (01410)
  62. Surjoux (01413)
  63. Varambon (01430)
  64. Vieu-d'Izenave (01441)
  65. Villes (01448)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
01283 Oyonnax 22,485 Oyonnax Haut - Bugey
01033 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 11,745 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine Pays Bellegardien
01031 Bellignat 3,656 Nantua Haut - Bugey
01269 Nantua 3,534 Nantua Haut - Bugey
01265 Montréal-la-Cluse 3,409 Nantua Haut - Bugey
01014 Arbent 3,405 Oyonnax Haut - Bugey
01091 Châtillon-en-Michaille 3,311 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine Pays Bellegardien
01192 Izernore 2,294 Pont-d'Ain Haut - Bugey
01199 Jujurieux 2,192 Pont-d'Ain Rives de l'Ain - Pays du Cerdon
01148 Dortan 1,845 Pont-d'Ain Haut - Bugey

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Ain". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Nantua (014) - Résumé statistique". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 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 September 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-147 du 13 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Ain" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. "Arrondissement de Nantua (014)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2017.

Coordinates: 46°08′23″N 5°35′21″E / 46.13972°N 5.58917°E / 46.13972; 5.58917