Arrondissement of Valence

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Arrondissement of Valence
Location of the arrondissement Valence in Drôme
Location of the arrondissement Valence in Drôme
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentDrôme
Communes105
PrefectureValence
INSEE code263
Area
 • Total1,884.4 km2 (727.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total314,233
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Valence is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Drôme département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital is the city of Valence.

History[change | change source]

When the Drôme department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Valence was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Valence is the most northern of the arrondissements of the department; it is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 1,884.4 km2 (728 sq mi),[2] but the one with more people living in it, with 314,233 inhabitants and a population density of 166.8 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Valence is bordered to the north and east by the Isère department, to the south by the arrondissement of Die and to the west by the Ardèche 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.

There are 12 cantons in the arrondissement of Valence: they are:

  1. Bourg-de-Péage (2601)
  2. Crest (2602) (partly)
  3. Drôme des collines (2605)
  4. Loriol-sur-Drôme (2607) (partly)
  5. Romans-sur-Isère (2611)
  6. Saint-Vallier (2612)
  7. Tain-l'Hermitage (2613)
  8. Valence-1 (2615)
  9. Valence-2 (2616)
  10. Valence-3 (2617)
  11. Valence-4 (2618)
  12. Vercors-Monts du Matin (2619) (partly)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Valence has 105 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Albon (26002)
  2. Alixan (26004)
  3. Ambonil (26007)
  4. Andancette (26009)
  5. Anneyron (26010)
  6. Arthémonay (26014)
  7. Barbières (26023)
  8. Barcelonne (26024)
  9. Bathernay (26028)
  10. La Baume-Cornillane (26032)
  11. La Baume-d'Hostun (26034)
  12. Beaumont-lès-Valence (26037)
  13. Beaumont-Monteux (26038)
  14. Beauregard-Baret (26039)
  15. Beausemblant (26041)
  16. Beauvallon (26042)
  17. Bésayes (26049)
  18. Bourg-de-Péage (26057)
  19. Bourg-lès-Valence (26058)
  20. Bren (26061)
  21. Chabeuil (26064)
  22. Le Chalon (26068)
  23. Chanos-Curson (26071)
  24. Chantemerle-les-Blés (26072)
  25. Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse (26077)
  26. Charpey (26079)
  27. Châteaudouble (26081)
  28. Châteauneuf-de-Galaure (26083)
  29. Châteauneuf-sur-Isère (26084)
  30. Châtillon-Saint-Jean (26087)
  31. Chatuzange-le-Goubet (26088)
  32. Chavannes (26092)
  33. Claveyson (26094)
  34. Clérieux (26096)
  35. Combovin (26100)
  36. Crépol (26107)
  37. Crozes-Hermitage (26110)
  38. Épinouze (26118)
  39. Érôme (26119)
  40. Étoile-sur-Rhône (26124)
  41. Eymeux (26129)
  42. Fay-le-Clos (26133)
  43. Génissieux (26139)
  44. Gervans (26380)
  45. Geyssans (26140)
  46. Le Grand-Serre (26143)
  47. Granges-les-Beaumont (26379)
  48. Hauterives (26148)
  49. Hostun (26149)
  50. Jaillans (26381)
  51. Lapeyrouse-Mornay (26155)
  52. Larnage (26156)
  53. Laveyron (26160)
  54. Lens-Lestang (26162)
  55. Malissard (26170)
  56. Manthes (26172)
  57. Marches (26173)
  58. Margès (26174)
  59. Marsaz (26177)
  60. Mercurol-Veaunes (26179)
  61. Miribel (26184)
  62. Montchenu (26194)
  63. Montéléger (26196)
  64. Montélier (26197)
  65. Montmeyran (26206)
  66. Montmiral (26207)
  67. Montrigaud (26210)
  68. Montvendre (26212)
  69. Moras-en-Valloire (26213)
  70. La Motte-de-Galaure (26216)
  71. Mours-Saint-Eusèbe (26218)
  72. Mureils (26219)
  73. Ourches (26224)
  74. Parnans (26225)
  75. Peyrins (26231)
  76. Peyrus (26232)
  77. Ponsas (26247)
  78. Pont-de-l'Isère (26250)
  79. Portes-lès-Valence (26252)
  80. Ratières (26259)
  81. La Roche-de-Glun (26271)
  82. Rochefort-Samson (26273)
  83. Romans-sur-Isère (26281)
  84. Saint-Avit (26293)
  85. Saint-Bardoux (26294)
  86. Saint-Barthélemy-de-Vals (26295)
  87. Saint-Bonnet-de-Valclérieux (26297)
  88. Saint-Christophe-et-le-Laris (26298)
  89. Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse (26301)
  90. Saint-Laurent-d'Onay (26310)
  91. Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence (26313)
  92. Saint-Martin-d'Août (26314)
  93. Saint-Michel-sur-Savasse (26319)
  94. Saint-Paul-lès-Romans (26323)
  95. Saint-Rambert-d'Albon (26325)
  96. Saint-Sorlin-en-Valloire (26330)
  97. Saint-Uze (26332)
  98. Saint-Vallier (26333)
  99. Saint-Vincent-la-Commanderie (26382)
  100. Serves-sur-Rhône (26341)
  101. Tain-l'Hermitage (26347)
  102. Tersanne (26349)
  103. Triors (26355)
  104. Upie (26358)
  105. Valence (26362)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
26362 Valence 62,150 Valence-1, Valence-2
Valence-3 and Valence-4
CA Valence Romans
26281 Romans-sur-Isère 33,366 Bourg-de-Péage
and Romans-sur-Isère
CA Valence Romans
26058 Bourg-lès-Valence 19,591 Valence-1 CA Valence Romans
26057 Bourg-de-Péage 10,171 Bourg-de-Péage CA Valence Romans
26252 Portes-lès-Valence 9,973 Valence-3 CA Valence Romans
26064 Chabeuil 6,880 Valence-2 CA Valence Romans
26325 Saint-Rambert-d'Albon 6,204 Saint-Vallier Porte de Drômardèche
26313 Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence 6,102 Valence-1 CA Valence Romans
26347 Tain-l'Hermitage 6,005 Tain-l'Hermitage CA Hermitage-Tournonais-Herbasse-Pays de Saint-Félicien
26124 Étoile-sur-Rhône 5,287 Loriol-sur-Drôme CA Valence Romans
26088 Chatuzange-le-Goubet 5,222 Vercors-Monts du Matin CA Valence Romans

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Drôme". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Valence (263)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 September 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 September 2017.
  4. "Département de la Drôme (26)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Valence (263)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

Coordinates: 44°55′23″N 4°53′12″E / 44.92306°N 4.88667°E / 44.92306; 4.88667