Arrondissement of Saint-Girons

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Arrondissement of Saint-Girons
Location of Saint-Girons in Ariège
Location of Saint-Girons in Ariège
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
Communes82
SubprefectureSaint-Girons
INSEE code093
Area
 • Total1,497.2 km2 (578.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total27,399
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Saint-Girons is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Ariège département. Its capital is the city of Saint-Girons.

History[change | change source]

When the Ariège department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Saint-Girons was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Girons is the most western of the arrondissements of the Ariège department. It has the Haute-Garonne department to the west and north, the Pamiers arrondissement to the northeast, the Arrondissement of Foix to the east and Spain to the south.

It is the second in area, after Foix, of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,497.2 km2 (578 sq mi),[2] but it is the one with fewest people living in it with 27,399 inhabitants and a density of 18.3 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-Girons, there are 2 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: the Couserans Ouest and the Portes du Couserans (28 communes) as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in the cantons by arrondissements
No. Canton Foix Pamiers Saint-Girons Total
1 Couserans Est 13 24 37
2 Couserans Ouest 30 30
3 Portes du Couserans 28 28

Communes[change | change source]

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

  1. Aleu (09005)
  2. Alos (09008)
  3. Antras (09011)
  4. Argein (09014)
  5. Arrien-en-Bethmale (09017)
  6. Arrout (09018)
  7. Aucazein (09025)
  8. Audressein (09026)
  9. Augirein (09027)
  10. Aulus-les-Bains (09029)
  11. Bagert (09033)
  12. Balacet (09034)
  13. Balaguères (09035)
  14. Barjac (09037)
  15. Betchat (09054)
  16. Bethmale (09055)
  17. Biert (09057)
  18. Bonac-Irazein (09059)
  19. Boussenac (09065)
  20. Buzan (09069)
  21. Bédeille (09046)
  22. Castelnau-Durban (09082)
  23. Castillon-en-Couserans (09085)
  24. Caumont (09086)
  25. Cazavet (09091)
  26. Cescau (09095)
  27. Clermont (09097)
  28. Contrazy (09098)
  29. Couflens (09100)
  30. Cérizols (09094)
  31. Encourtiech (09110)
  32. Engomer (09111)
  33. Ercé (09113)
  34. Erp (09114)
  35. Esplas-de-Sérou (09118)
  36. Eycheil (09119)
  37. Fabas (09120)
  38. Gajan (09128)
  39. Galey (09129)
  40. Illartein (09141)
  41. La Bastide-du-Salat (09041)
  42. Lacave (09148)
  43. Lacourt (09149)
  44. Lasserre (09158)
  45. Le Port (09231)
  46. Les Bordes-sur-Lez (09062)
  47. Lescure (09164)
  48. Lorp-Sentaraille (09289)
  49. Massat (09182)
  50. Mauvezin-de-Prat (09183)
  51. Mauvezin-de-Sainte-Croix (09184)
  52. Mercenac (09187)
  53. Montardit (09198)
  54. Montesquieu-Avantès (09204)
  55. Montgauch (09208)
  56. Montjoie-en-Couserans (09209)
  57. Montégut-en-Couserans (09201)
  58. Moulis (09214)
  59. Mérigon (09190)
  60. Orgibet (09219)
  61. Oust (09223)
  62. Prat-Bonrepaux (09235)
  63. Rimont (09246)
  64. Rivèrenert (09247)
  65. Saint-Girons (09261)
  66. Saint-Jean-du-Castillonnais (09263)
  67. Saint-Lary (09267)
  68. Saint-Lizier (09268)
  69. Sainte-Croix-Volvestre (09257)
  70. Salsein (09279)
  71. Seix (09285)
  72. Sentein (09290)
  73. Sentenac-d'Oust (09291)
  74. Sor (09297)
  75. Soueix-Rogalle (09299)
  76. Soulan (09301)
  77. Taurignan-Castet (09307)
  78. Taurignan-Vieux (09308)
  79. Tourtouse (09313)
  80. Uchentein (09317)
  81. Ustou (09322)
  82. Villeneuve (09335)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton
09261 Saint-Girons 6,284 Couserans Ouest
09268 Saint-Lizier 1,417 Portes du Couserans
09289 Lorp-Sentaraille 1,380 Portes du Couserans
09209 Montjoie-en-Couserans 1,072 Portes du Couserans

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Ariège". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. "Arrondissement de Pamiers (092)". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 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 13 January 2017.
  4. Décret n° 2014-174 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Ariège
  5. "Arrondissement de Saint-Girons (093)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

Coordinates: 42°59′00″N 1°09′00″E / 42.9833°N 1.1500°E / 42.9833; 1.1500