Arrondissement of Rochefort

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Arrondissement of Rochefort
Location of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime
Location of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
Communes82
SubrefectureRochefort
INSEE code172
Area
 • Total1,527.5 km2 (589.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total187,843
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Rochefort is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Rochefort.

History[change | change source]

When the Charente-Maritime department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Rochefort was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Rochefort has an area of 1,527.5 km2 (589.8 sq mi),[2] and a population of 187,843 inhabitants for a density of 123.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

Rochefort is in the northern half of the department. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of La Rochelle, to the northeast by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the east by the arrondissements of Saint-Jean-d'Angély and Saintes. To the south is the upper part the Gironde estuary, the largest estuary of France, and the Atlantic Ocean is 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 Rochefort, there are 12 cantons, some of them only partially. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Rochefort
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
1703 Châtelaillon-Plage 3 5 8
1704 Île d'Oléron 8 8
1706 La Jarrie 2 12 14
1710 Marennes 14 14
1713 Rochefort 1 1
1717 Royan 3 3
1718 Saint-Jean-d'Angély 3 2 37 42
1721 Saintonge Estuaire 1 23 24
1722 Saujon 2 7 9
1723 Surgères 21 21
1725 Tonnay-Charente 15 15
1726 La Tremblade 9 9

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Rochefort has 82 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis (17003)
  2. Île-d'Aix (17004)
  3. Anais (17007)
  4. Ardillières (17018)
  5. Arvert (17021)
  6. Ballon (17032)
  7. Beaugeay (17036)
  8. Bouhet (17057)
  9. Bourcefranc-le-Chapus (17058)
  10. Breuil-la-Réorte (17063)
  11. Breuillet (17064)
  12. Breuil-Magné (17065)
  13. Cabariot (17075)
  14. Chaillevette (17079)
  15. Chambon (17080)
  16. Champagne (17083)
  17. Le Château-d'Oléron (17093)
  18. Chervettes (17103)
  19. Ciré-d'Aunis (17107)
  20. Dolus-d'Oléron (17140)
  21. Échillais (17146)
  22. L’Éguille (17151)
  23. Étaules (17155)
  24. Forges (17166)
  25. Fouras (17168)
  26. Genouillé (17174)
  27. La Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien (17184)
  28. Le Gua (17185)
  29. Hiers-Brouage (17189)
  30. Landrais (17203)
  31. Loire-les-Marais (17205)
  32. Lussant (17216)
  33. Marennes (17219)
  34. Marsais (17221)
  35. Les Mathes (17225)
  36. Meschers-sur-Gironde (17230)
  37. Moëze (17237)
  38. Moragne (17246)
  39. Mornac-sur-Seudre (17247)
  40. Muron (17253)
  41. Nieulle-sur-Seudre (17265)
  42. Péré (17272)
  43. Puyravault (17293)
  44. Rochefort (17299)
  45. Royan (17306)
  46. Saint-Agnant (17308)
  47. Saint-Augustin (17311)
  48. Saint-Coutant-le-Grand (17320)
  49. Saint-Crépin (17321)
  50. Saint-Denis-d'Oléron (17323)
  51. Saint-Froult (17329)
  52. Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (17333)
  53. Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (17337)
  54. Saint-Georges-du-Bois (17338)
  55. Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes (17340)
  56. Saint-Hippolyte (17346)
  57. Saint-Jean-d'Angle (17348)
  58. Saint-Just-Luzac (17351)
  59. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barrière (17352)
  60. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée (17353)
  61. Saint-Mard (17359)
  62. Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente (17375)
  63. Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (17380)
  64. Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly (17382)
  65. Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron (17385)
  66. Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois (17394)
  67. Saint-Sornin (17406)
  68. Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (17409)
  69. Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (17411)
  70. Soubise (17429)
  71. Surgères (17434)
  72. Le Thou (17447)
  73. Tonnay-Charente (17449)
  74. La Tremblade (17452)
  75. Vandré (17457)
  76. Vaux-sur-Mer (17461)
  77. Vergeroux (17463)
  78. Virson (17480)
  79. Vouhé (17482)
  80. Port-des-Barques (17484)
  81. Le Grand-Village-Plage (17485)
  82. La Brée-les-Bains (17486)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
17299 Rochefort 24,300 Rochefort CA Rochefort Océan
17306 Royan 18,388 Royan CA Royan Atlantique
17449 Tonnay-Charente 7,926 Tonnay-Charente CA Rochefort Océan
17434 Surgères 6,713 Surgères Aunis Sud
17385 Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron 6,694 L’Île d'Oléron L’Île d'Oléron
17219 Marennes 5,672 Marennes Bassin de Marennes
17333 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne 5,181 Royan CA Royan Atlantique
17452 La Tremblade 4,792 La Tremblade CA Royan Atlantique
17093 Le Château-d'Oléron 4,063 L’Île d'Oléron L’Île d'Oléron
17168 Fouras 4,047 Châtelaillon-Plage CA Rochefort Océan

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Charente-Maritime". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Rochefort (172)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 May 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 27 May 2017.
  4. Décret n° 2014-269 du 27 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Charente-Maritime
  5. "Arrondissement de Rochefort (172)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

Coordinates: 45°56′N 0°58′W / 45.933°N 0.967°W / 45.933; -0.967