Arrondissement of Prades

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Arrondissement of Prades
Arrondissement of France
Location of Prades in Pyrénées-Orientales
Location of Prades in Pyrénées-Orientales
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Communes 100
Subprefecture Prades
INSEE code 663
Area
 • Total 1,845.1 km2 (712.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 43,176
 • Density 23.4004/km2 (60.6066/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Prades is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Its capital is the city of Prades. It is the only arrondissement of the department without access to the Mediterranean Sea.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Prades is in the southwest of the department and is the largest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,845.1 km2 (712 sq mi),[2] but it is the third in population, with 43,176 inhabitants and a density of 23.4 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the Aude department, to the east by the arrondissements of Perpignan and Céret, to the south by Spain, to the southwest by Andorra and to the northwest by the Ariège 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 Prades, only the Les Pyrénées catalanes canton has its 62 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 Prades
INSEE
Code
Canton Céret Perpignan Prades Total
6602 Le Canigou 16 25 41
6613 Les Pyrénées catalanes 62 62
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 Prades has 100 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Angoustrine-Villeneuve-des-Escaldes (66005)
  2. Arboussols (66007)
  3. Ayguatébia-Talau (66010)
  4. Baillestavy (66013)
  5. Bolquère (66020)
  6. Boule-d'Amont (66022)
  7. Bouleternère (66023)
  8. Bourg-Madame (66025)
  9. Campoussy (66035)
  10. Campôme (66034)
  11. Canaveilles (66036)
  12. Casefabre (66040)
  13. Casteil (66043)
  14. Catllar (66045)
  15. Caudiès-de-Conflent (66047)
  16. Clara (66051)
  17. Codalet (66052)
  18. Conat (66054)
  19. Corneilla-de-Conflent (66057)
  20. Dorres (66062)
  21. Enveitg (66066)
  22. Err (66067)
  23. Escaro (66068)
  24. Espira-de-Conflent (66070)
  25. Estavar (66072)
  26. Estoher (66073)
  27. Eus (66074)
  28. Eyne (66075)
  29. Felluns (66076)
  30. Fillols (66078)
  31. Finestret (66079)
  32. Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via (66124)
  33. Fontpédrouse (66080)
  34. Fontrabiouse (66081)
  35. Formiguères (66082)
  36. Fuilla (66085)
  37. Glorianes (66086)
  38. Ille-sur-Têt (66088)
  39. Joch (66089)
  40. Jujols (66090)
  41. La Cabanasse (66027)
  42. La Llagonne (66098)
  43. Latour-de-Carol (66095)
  44. Le Vivier (66234)
  45. Les Angles (66004)
  46. Llo (66100)
  47. Los Masos (66104)
  48. Mantet (66102)
  49. Marquixanes (66103)
  50. Matemale (66105)
  51. Molitg-les-Bains (66109)
  52. Mont-Louis (66117)
  53. Montalba-le-Château (66111)
  54. Mosset (66119)
  55. Nahuja (66120)
  56. Nohèdes (66122)
  57. Nyer (66123)
  58. Olette (66125)
  59. Oreilla (66128)
  60. Osséja (66130)
  61. Palau-de-Cerdagne (66132)
  62. Planès (66142)
  63. Porta (66146)
  64. Porté-Puymorens (66147)
  65. Prades (66149)
  66. Prats-de-Sournia (66151)
  67. Prunet-et-Belpuig (66153)
  68. Puyvalador (66154)
  69. Py (66155)
  70. Pézilla-de-Conflent (66139)
  71. Rabouillet (66156)
  72. Railleu (66157)
  73. Ria-Sirach (66161)
  74. Rigarda (66162)
  75. Rodès (66165)
  76. Réal (66159)
  77. Sahorre (66166)
  78. Saillagouse (66167)
  79. Saint-Michel-de-Llotes (66185)
  80. Saint-Pierre-dels-Forcats (66188)
  81. Sainte-Léocadie (66181)
  82. Sansa (66191)
  83. Sauto (66192)
  84. Serdinya (66193)
  85. Souanyas (66197)
  86. Sournia (66198)
  87. Tarerach (66201)
  88. Targassonne (66202)
  89. Taurinya (66204)
  90. Thuès-Entre-Valls (66209)
  91. Trilla (66216)
  92. Trévillach (66215)
  93. Ur (66218)
  94. Urbanya (66219)
  95. Valcebollère (66220)
  96. Valmanya (66221)
  97. Vernet-les-Bains (66222)
  98. Villefranche-de-Conflent (66223)
  99. Vinça (66230)
  100. Égat (66064)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
66149 Prades 5,927 Les Pyrénées catalanes Conflent-Canigó
66088 Ille-sur-Têt 5,375 La Vallée de la Têt Roussillon-Conflent
66230 Vinça 1,994 Le Canigou Conflent-Canigó
66124 Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via 1,916 Les Pyrénées catalanes Capcir Haut-Conflent
66222 Vernet-les-Bains 1,344 Le Canigou Conflent-Canigó
66130 Osséja 1,330 Les Pyrénées catalanes Pyrénées Cerdagne
66161 Ria-Sirach 1,309 Les Pyrénées catalanes Conflent-Canigó
66025 Bourg-Madame 1,201 Les Pyrénées catalanes Pyrénées Cerdagne
66167 Saillagouse 1,085 Les Pyrénées catalanes Pyrénées Cerdagne

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 Prades (663)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 

Coordinates: 42°36′54″N 2°25′25″E / 42.61500°N 2.42361°E / 42.61500; 2.42361