Arrondissement of Saint-Claude

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Arrondissement of Saint-Claude
Location of Saint-Claude in Jura
Location of Saint-Claude in Jura
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentJura
Communes60
SubprefectureSaint-Claude
INSEE code393
Area
 • Total1,002.6 km2 (387.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total50,909
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Saint-Claude is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Jura département in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Its capital, and subprefecture of the department, is the city of Saint-Claude.

History[change | change source]

When the arrondissements of Jura were created in 1800, Saint-Claude was one of them in the Jura department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Claude is in the southwest of the Jura department; it is the smaller arrondissement with an area of 1,002.6 km2 (387 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 50,909 inhabitants, the arrondissement with fewest people living in it, and a population density of 50.8 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Saint-Claude is bordered to the north and west by the arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier, to the east by Switzerland and to the south by the Ain 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 Saint-Claude, there are five cantons and three of them have all their "communes" in the arrondissement:

  1. Moirans-en-Montagne (3909) (partly)
  2. Morez (3911)
  3. Saint-Claude (3914)
  4. Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux (3915) (partly)
  5. Saint-Lupicin (3916)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Claude has 60 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Avignon-lès-Saint-Claude (39032)
  2. Bellecombe (39046)
  3. Bellefontaine (39047)
  4. Bois-d'Amont (39059)
  5. Les Bouchoux (39068)
  6. Chancia (39102)
  7. Charchilla (39106)
  8. Chassal (39113)
  9. Château-des-Prés (39115)
  10. Châtel-de-Joux (39118)
  11. La Chaumusse (39126)
  12. Nanchez (39130)
  13. La Chaux-du-Dombief (39131)
  14. Choux (39151)
  15. Coiserette (39157)
  16. Coyrière (39174)
  17. Coyron (39175)
  18. Crenans (39179)
  19. Les Crozets (39184)
  20. Étival (39216)
  21. Fort-du-Plasne (39232)
  22. Grande-Rivière (39258)
  23. Jeurre (39269)
  24. Lac-des-Rouges-Truites (39271)
  25. Lajoux (39274)
  26. Lamoura (39275)
  27. Larrivoire (39280)
  28. Lavancia-Épercy (39283)
  29. Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude (39286)
  30. Lect (39289)
  31. Leschères (39293)
  32. Longchaumois (39297)
  33. Maisod (39307)
  34. Martigna (39318)
  35. Meussia (39328)
  36. Moirans-en-Montagne (39333)
  37. Molinges (39339)
  38. Montcusel (39351)
  39. Morbier (39367)
  40. Hauts de Bienne (39368)
  41. Les Moussières (39373)
  42. La Pesse (39413)
  43. Les Piards (39417)
  44. Pratz (39440)
  45. Prémanon (39441)
  46. Ravilloles (39453)
  47. La Rixouse (39460)
  48. Rogna (39463)
  49. Les Rousses (39470)
  50. Saint-Claude (39478)
  51. Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux (39487)
  52. Coteaux du Lizon (39491)
  53. Saint-Pierre (39494)
  54. Septmoncel Les Molunes (39510)
  55. Vaux-lès-Saint-Claude (39547)
  56. Villard-Saint-Sauveur (39560)
  57. Villards-d'Héria (39561)
  58. Villard-sur-Bienne (39562)
  59. Viry (39579)
  60. Vulvoz (39585)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
39478 Saint-Claude 10,096 Saint-Claude Haut-Jura Saint-Claude
39368 Hauts de Bienne 5,457 Morez Haut-Jura (Arcade)
39470 Les Rousses 3,276 Morez La Station des Rousses-Haut Jura
39367 Morbier 2,302 Morez Haut-Jura (Arcade)
39333 Moirans-en-Montagne 2,158 Moirans-en-Montagne Jura Sud
39491 Coteaux du Lizon 2,074 Saint-Claude and Saint-Lupicin Haut-Jura Saint-Claude
39286 Lavans-lès-Saint-Claude 1,986 Saint-Lupicin Haut-Jura Saint-Claude
39487 Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux 1,845 Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux La Grandvallière
39059 Bois-d'Amont 1,672 Morez La Station des Rousses-Haut Jura
39297 Longchaumois 1,184 Morez Haut-Jura (Arcade)
39441 Prémanon 1,158 Morez La Station des Rousses-Haut Jura

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Jura". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Saint-Claude (393)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 July 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 3 July 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-165 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Jura" (in French). Legifrance.gouv.fr. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Saint-Claude (393)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

Coordinates: 46°23′00″N 5°52′00″E / 46.3833°N 5.8667°E / 46.3833; 5.8667