Arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély

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Arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Location of Saint-Jean-d'Angély in Charente-Maritime
Location of Saint-Jean-d'Angély in Charente-Maritime
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
Communes111
SubrefectureSaint-Jean-d'Angély
INSEE code175
Area
 • Total1,442.2 km2 (556.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total53,336
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.

History[change | change source]

When the Charente-Maritime department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély was part of that original department.[1]

On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, together with Marennes, was eliminated. In 1943, Saint-Jean-d'Angély was made again an arrondissement.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Saint-Jean-d'Angély is the arrondissement of the Charente-Maritime department with fewest people living in it. It has an area of 1,442.2 km2 (556.8 sq mi),[2] and a population of 53,336 inhabitants for a density of 37.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély is in the northeast of the department, in the historical and geographical region of Basse Saintonge.

It is bordered to the west by the arrondissement of Rochefort, to the south by the arrondissement of Saintes, to the east by the Charente department and to the north and northeast by the Deux-Sèvres 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-Jean-d'Angély, there are only three cantons. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
1702 Chaniers 17 10 27
1711 Matha 63 63
1718 Saint-Jean-d'Angély 3 2 37 42

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély has 111 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Annepont (17011)
  2. Annezay (17012)
  3. Antezant-la-Chapelle (17013)
  4. Archingeay (17017)
  5. Asnières-la-Giraud (17022)
  6. Aujac (17023)
  7. Aulnay (17024)
  8. Aumagne (17025)
  9. Authon-Ébéon (17026)
  10. Bagnizeau (17029)
  11. Ballans (17031)
  12. Bazauges (17035)
  13. Beauvais-sur-Matha (17037)
  14. Bercloux (17042)
  15. Bernay-Saint-Martin (17043)
  16. Bignay (17046)
  17. Blanzac-lès-Matha (17048)
  18. Blanzay-sur-Boutonne (17049)
  19. Bords (17053)
  20. Bresdon (17062)
  21. Brie-sous-Matha (17067)
  22. Brizambourg (17070)
  23. La Brousse (17071)
  24. Champdolent (17085)
  25. Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie (17087)
  26. Cherbonnières (17101)
  27. Chives (17105)
  28. Coivert (17114)
  29. Contré (17117)
  30. Courant (17124)
  31. Courcelles (17125)
  32. Courcerac (17126)
  33. Cressé (17135)
  34. La Croix-Comtesse (17137)
  35. Dampierre-sur-Boutonne (17138)
  36. Dœuil-sur-le-Mignon (17139)
  37. Les Éduts (17149)
  38. Les Églises-d'Argenteuil (17150)
  39. Fenioux (17157)
  40. Fontaine-Chalendray (17162)
  41. Fontenet (17165)
  42. La Frédière (17169)
  43. Gibourne (17176)
  44. Le Gicq (17177)
  45. Gourvillette (17180)
  46. Grandjean (17181)
  47. Haimps (17188)
  48. La Jarrie-Audouin (17195)
  49. Juicq (17198)
  50. Landes (17202)
  51. Loiré-sur-Nie (17206)
  52. Loulay (17211)
  53. Louzignac (17212)
  54. Lozay (17213)
  55. Macqueville (17217)
  56. Massac (17223)
  57. Matha (17224)
  58. Mazeray (17226)
  59. Migré (17234)
  60. Mons (17239)
  61. Le Mung (17252)
  62. Nachamps (17254)
  63. Nantillé (17256)
  64. Néré (17257)
  65. Neuvicq-le-Château (17261)
  66. Les Nouillers (17266)
  67. Nuaillé-sur-Boutonne (17268)
  68. Paillé (17271)
  69. Essouvert (17277)
  70. Poursay-Garnaud (17288)
  71. Prignac (17290)
  72. Puy-du-Lac (17292)
  73. Puyrolland (17294)
  74. Romazières (17301)
  75. Saint-Félix (17327)
  76. Saint-Georges-de-Longuepierre (17334)
  77. Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche (17344)
  78. Saint-Jean-d'Angély (17347)
  79. Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap (17350)
  80. Saint-Loup (17356)
  81. Saint-Mandé-sur-Brédoire (17358)
  82. Saint-Martial (17361)
  83. Saint-Martin-de-Juillers (17367)
  84. Sainte-Même (17374)
  85. Saint-Ouen-la-Thène (17377)
  86. Saint-Pardoult (17381)
  87. Saint-Pierre-de-Juillers (17383)
  88. Saint-Pierre-de-l'Isle (17384)
  89. Saint-Savinien (17397)
  90. Saint-Séverin-sur-Boutonne (17401)
  91. Saleignes (17416)
  92. Seigné (17422)
  93. Siecq (17427)
  94. Sonnac (17428)
  95. Taillant (17435)
  96. Taillebourg (17436)
  97. Ternant (17440)
  98. Thors (17446)
  99. Tonnay-Boutonne (17448)
  100. Torxé (17450)
  101. Les Touches-de-Périgny (17451)
  102. Varaize (17459)
  103. Vergné (17464)
  104. La Vergne (17465)
  105. Vervant (17467)
  106. La Villedieu (17471)
  107. Villemorin (17473)
  108. Villeneuve-la-Comtesse (17474)
  109. Villiers-Couture (17477)
  110. Vinax (17478)
  111. Voissay (17481)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
17347 Saint-Jean-d'Angély 7,123 Saint-Jean-d'Angély Vals de Saintonge
17397 Saint-Savinien 2,439 Saint-Jean-d'Angély Vals de Saintonge
17224 Matha 2,196 Matha Vals de Saintonge
17024 Aulnay 1,407 Matha Vals de Saintonge
17053 Bords 1,324 Saint-Jean-d'Angély Vals de Saintonge
17344 Saint-Hilaire-de-Villefranche 1,210 Chaniers Vals de Saintonge
17277 Essouvert 1,170 Saint-Jean-d'Angély Vals de Saintonge
17448 Tonnay-Boutonne 1,161 Saint-Jean-d'Angély Vals de Saintonge
17022 Asnières-la-Giraud 994 Matha Vals de Saintonge
17350 Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap 887 Matha Vals de Saintonge

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historique de la Charente-Maritime". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Saint-Jean-d'Angély (175)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 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 Saint-Jean-d'Angély (175)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

Coordinates: 45°57′00″N 0°31′00″W / 45.9500°N 0.5167°W / 45.9500; -0.5167