Arrondissement of Perpignan

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Arrondissement of Perpignan
Arrondissement of France
Location of Perpignan in Pyrénées-Orientales
Location of Perpignan in Pyrénées-Orientales
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Communes 86
Prefecture Perpignan
INSEE code 662
Area
 • Total 1,317.4 km2 (508.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 349,959
 • Density 265.644/km2 (688.014/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Perpignan is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Its capital is the city of Perpignan.

History[change | change source]

When the Pyrénées-Orientales department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Perpignan was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Perpignan is in the northeast of the department; it is the second in area, after Prades, of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,317.4 km2 (508.7 sq mi),[2] but it is the first in population with 349,959 inhabitants and a density of 265.6 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the Aude department, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by the Céret arrondissement and to the west by the Prades arrondissement.

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 Perpignan, there are 10 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement; others have communes in other arrondissements. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Perpignan
INSEE
Code
Canton Céret Perpignan Prades Total
6601 Les Aspres 4 18 22
6603 La Côte sableuse 4 4
6604 La Côte salanquaise 6 6
6606 Perpignan-1 part of Perpignan part of Perpignan
6607 Perpignan-2 3 + part of Perpignan 3 + part of Perpignan
6608 Perpignan-3 1 + part of Perpignan 1 + part of Perpignan
6609 Perpignan-4 part of Perpignan part of Perpignan
6610 Perpignan-5 1 + part of Perpignan 1 + part of Perpignan
6611 Perpignan-6 1 + part of Perpignan 1 + part of Perpignan
6612 La Plaine d'Illibéris 9 9
6614 Le Ribéral 7 7
6615 La Vallée de l'Agly 27 11 38
6616 La Vallée de la Têt 8 2 10

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Perpignan has 86 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes)::[5]

  1. Alénya (66002)
  2. Ansignan (66006)
  3. Bages (66011)
  4. Baho (66012)
  5. Baixas (66014)
  6. Bompas (66021)
  7. Brouilla (66026)
  8. Bélesta (66019)
  9. Cabestany (66028)
  10. Caixas (66029)
  11. Calce (66030)
  12. Camélas (66033)
  13. Canet-en-Roussillon (66037)
  14. Canohès (66038)
  15. Caramany (66039)
  16. Cases-de-Pène (66041)
  17. Cassagnes (66042)
  18. Castelnou (66044)
  19. Caudiès-de-Fenouillèdes (66046)
  20. Claira (66050)
  21. Corbère (66055)
  22. Corbère-les-Cabanes (66056)
  23. Corneilla-del-Vercol (66059)
  24. Corneilla-la-Rivière (66058)
  25. Elne (66065)
  26. Espira-de-l'Agly (66069)
  27. Estagel (66071)
  28. Fenouillet (66077)
  29. Fosse (66083)
  30. Fourques (66084)
  31. Lansac (66092)
  32. Latour-Bas-Elne (66094)
  33. Latour-de-France (66096)
  34. Le Barcarès (66017)
  35. Le Soler (66195)
  36. Lesquerde (66097)
  37. Llauro (66099)
  38. Llupia (66101)
  39. Maury (66107)
  40. Millas (66108)
  41. Montescot (66114)
  42. Montner (66118)
  43. Néfiach (66121)
  44. Opoul-Périllos (66127)
  45. Ortaffa (66129)
  46. Passa (66134)
  47. Perpignan (66136)
  48. Peyrestortes (66138)
  49. Pia (66141)
  50. Planèzes (66143)
  51. Pollestres (66144)
  52. Ponteilla (66145)
  53. Prugnanes (66152)
  54. Pézilla-la-Rivière (66140)
  55. Rasiguères (66158)
  56. Rivesaltes (66164)
  57. Saint-Arnac (66169)
  58. Saint-Cyprien (66171)
  59. Saint-Estève (66172)
  60. Saint-Féliu-d'Amont (66173)
  61. Saint-Féliu-d'Avall (66174)
  62. Saint-Hippolyte (66176)
  63. Saint-Jean-Lasseille (66177)
  64. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque (66180)
  65. Saint-Martin (66184)
  66. Saint-Nazaire (66186)
  67. Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet (66187)
  68. Sainte-Colombe-de-la-Commanderie (66170)
  69. Sainte-Marie (66182)
  70. Saleilles (66189)
  71. Salses-le-Château (66190)
  72. Tautavel (66205)
  73. Terrats (66207)
  74. Thuir (66210)
  75. Théza (66208)
  76. Tordères (66211)
  77. Torreilles (66212)
  78. Toulouges (66213)
  79. Tresserre (66214)
  80. Trouillas (66217)
  81. Villelongue-de-la-Salanque (66224)
  82. Villemolaque (66226)
  83. Villeneuve-de-la-Raho (66227)
  84. Villeneuve-la-Rivière (66228)
  85. Vingrau (66231)
  86. Vira (66232)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
66136 Perpignan 120,605 Perpignan-1, Perpignan-2, Perpignan-3
Perpignan-4, Perpignan-5, Perpignan-6
Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66037 Canet-en-Roussillon 12,224 La Côte Sableuse Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66172 Saint-Estève 11,925 Le Ribéral Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66180 Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque 10,269 La Côte Salanquaise Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66171 Saint-Cyprien 10,015 La Côte Sableuse Sud-Roussillon
66028 Cabestany 9,683 Perpignan-3 Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66065 Elne 8,556 La Plaine d'Illibéris Albères et de la Côte Vermeille
66164 Rivesaltes 8,550 La Vallée de l'Agly Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66141 Pia 8,519 La Côte Salanquaise Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66195 Le Soler 7,524 La Vallée de la Têt Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)
66210 Thuir 7,374 Les Aspres Les Aspres
66021 Bompas 7,004 Perpignan-2 Perpignan Méditerranée (Pmcu)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Pyrénées-Orientales". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. "Département des Pyrénées-Orientales (66)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 7 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 7 February 2017. 
  4. "Décret n° 2014-262 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  5. "Arrondissement de Perpignan (662)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

Coordinates: 42°41′37″N 2°53′28″E / 42.69361°N 2.89111°E / 42.69361; 2.89111