Arrondissement of Saint-Étienne

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Arrondissement of Saint-Étienne
Location of Saint-Étienne in Loire
Location of Saint-Étienne in Loire
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentLoire
Communes75
PrefectureSaint-Étienne
INSEE code423
Area
 • Total1,041.2 km2 (402.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total411,402
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Saint-Étienne is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Loire département, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital, and the prefecture of the department, is the city of Saint-Étienne.

History[change | change source]

When the Loire department was created in 1793, the arrondissement of Saint-Étienne was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Étienne is bordered to the north and northeast by the Rhône department, to the east by the Isère department, to the southeast by the Ardèche department, to the southwest by the Haute-Loire department, and to the northwest by the arrondissement of Montbrison.

It is the most southern arrondissement of the department and the smallest with an area of 1,041.2 km2 (402.0 sq mi),[2] but the one with more people living in it with a population of 411,402 inhabitants and a density of 395.1 inhabitants/km².[3]

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 Saint-Étienne there are 12 cantons:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Étienne has 75 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Andrézieux-Bouthéon (42005)
  2. Bessey (42018)
  3. Bourg-Argental (42023)
  4. Burdignes (42028)
  5. Çaloire (42031)
  6. Cellieu (42032)
  7. Chagnon (42036)
  8. Châteauneuf (42053)
  9. Chavanay (42056)
  10. Chuyer (42064)
  11. Colombier (42067)
  12. Dargoire (42083)
  13. Doizieux (42085)
  14. Farnay (42093)
  15. Firminy (42095)
  16. Fontanès (42096)
  17. Fraisses (42099)
  18. Genilac (42225)
  19. Graix (42101)
  20. Jonzieux (42115)
  21. La Chapelle-Villars (42051)
  22. La Fouillouse (42097)
  23. La Grand-Croix (42103)
  24. La Ricamarie (42183)
  25. La Talaudière (42305)
  26. La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay (42308)
  27. La Tour-en-Jarez (42311)
  28. La Valla-en-Gier (42322)
  29. La Versanne (42329)
  30. Le Bessat (42017)
  31. Le Chambon-Feugerolles (42044)
  32. L'Étrat (42092)
  33. L'Horme (42110)
  34. Lorette (42123)
  35. Lupé (42124)
  36. Maclas (42129)
  37. Malleval (42132)
  38. Marcenod (42133)
  39. Marlhes (42139)
  40. Pavezin (42167)
  41. Pélussin (42168)
  42. Planfoy (42172)
  43. Rive-de-Gier (42186)
  44. Roche-la-Molière (42189)
  45. Roisey (42191)
  46. Saint-Appolinard (42201)
  47. Saint-Chamond (42207)
  48. Saint-Christo-en-Jarez (42208)
  49. Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez (42210)
  50. Saint-Étienne (42218)
  51. Saint-Genest-Lerpt (42223)
  52. Saint-Genest-Malifaux (42224)
  53. Saint-Héand (42234)
  54. Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds (42237)
  55. Saint-Joseph (42242)
  56. Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette (42246)
  57. Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (42259)
  58. Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône (42265)
  59. Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon (42270)
  60. Saint-Paul-en-Jarez (42271)
  61. Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf (42272)
  62. Saint-Priest-en-Jarez (42275)
  63. Saint-Régis-du-Coin (42280)
  64. Saint-Romain-en-Jarez (42283)
  65. Saint-Romain-les-Atheux (42286)
  66. Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue (42287)
  67. Sorbiers (42302)
  68. Tarentaise (42306)
  69. Tartaras (42307)
  70. Thélis-la-Combe (42310)
  71. Unieux (42316)
  72. Valfleury (42320)
  73. Véranne (42326)
  74. Vérin (42327)
  75. Villars (42330)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
42218 Saint-Étienne 170,761 Saint-Étienne-1, Saint-Étienne-2, Saint-Étienne-3
Saint-Étienne-4, Saint-Étienne-5, Saint-Étienne-6
Saint-Etienne Métropole
42207 Saint-Chamond 35,097 Saint-Chamond Saint-Etienne Métropole
42095 Firminy 16,931 Firminy Saint-Etienne Métropole
42186 Rive-de-Gier 14,730 Rive-de-Gier Saint-Etienne Métropole
42044 Le Chambon-Feugerolles 12,582 Saint-Étienne-2 Saint-Etienne Métropole
42189 Roche-la-Molière 9,925 Saint-Étienne-3 Saint-Etienne Métropole
42005 Andrézieux-Bouthéon 9,876 Andrézieux-Bouthéon Saint-Etienne Métropole
42316 Unieux 8,927 Firminy Saint-Etienne Métropole
42330 Villars 8,054 Saint-Étienne-4 Saint-Etienne Métropole
42302 Sorbiers 7,985 Sorbiers Saint-Etienne Métropole

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Saint-Étienne (423)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 12 October 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 12 October 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-260 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Loire" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Saint-Étienne (423)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

Coordinates: 45°26′02″N 4°23′10″E / 45.43389°N 4.38611°E / 45.43389; 4.38611