Arrondissement of Valenciennes

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Arrondissement of Valenciennes
Valenciennes in the Nord department
Valenciennes in the Nord department
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
Communes82
SubprefectureValenciennes
INSEE code596
Area
 • Total634.8 km2 (245.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total351,073
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Valenciennes, also known as Valenciennois, is an arrondissement of France, in the Nord department, Hauts-de-France region. Its capital is the city of Valenciennes.

History[change | change source]

When the Nord department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Valenciennes was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Valenciennes is one of the central arrondissement of the Nord department. It borders with Belgium to the north, the Avesnes-sur-Helpe arrondissement to the east, the Cambrai arrondissement to the south and the Douai arrondissement to the west.

The arrondissement of Valenciennes is the second smallest arrondissement of the department with an area of 634.8 km2 (245.1 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 351,073 inhabitants for a population density of 553.0 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.

The cantons in the arrondissement of Valenciennes are:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Valenciennes has 82 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Abscon (59002)
  2. Anzin (59014)
  3. Artres (59019)
  4. Aubry-du-Hainaut (59027)
  5. Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes (59032)
  6. Avesnes-le-Sec (59038)
  7. Bellaing (59064)
  8. Beuvrages (59079)
  9. Bouchain (59092)
  10. Bousignies (59100)
  11. Brillon (59109)
  12. Bruay-sur-l'Escaut (59112)
  13. Bruille-Saint-Amand (59114)
  14. Château-l'Abbaye (59144)
  15. Condé-sur-l'Escaut (59153)
  16. Crespin (59160)
  17. Curgies (59166)
  18. Denain (59172)
  19. Douchy-les-Mines (59179)
  20. Émerchicourt (59192)
  21. Escaudain (59205)
  22. Escautpont (59207)
  23. Estreux (59215)
  24. Famars (59221)
  25. Flines-lès-Mortagne (59238)
  26. Fresnes-sur-Escaut (59253)
  27. Hasnon (59284)
  28. Haspres (59285)
  29. Haulchin (59288)
  30. Haveluy (59292)
  31. Hergnies (59301)
  32. Hordain (59313)
  33. Hélesmes (59297)
  34. Hérin (59302)
  35. La Sentinelle (59564)
  36. Lecelles (59335)
  37. Lieu-Saint-Amand (59348)
  38. Lourches (59361)
  39. Maing (59369)
  40. Marly (59383)
  41. Marquette-en-Ostrevant (59387)
  42. Mastaing (59391)
  43. Maulde (59393)
  44. Millonfosse (59403)
  45. Monchaux-sur-Écaillon (59407)
  46. Mortagne-du-Nord (59418)
  47. Neuville-sur-Escaut (59429)
  48. Nivelle (59434)
  49. Noyelles-sur-Selle (59440)
  50. Odomez (59444)
  51. Oisy (59446)
  52. Onnaing (59447)
  53. Petite-Forêt (59459)
  54. Prouvy (59475)
  55. Préseau (59471)
  56. Quarouble (59479)
  57. Quiévrechain (59484)
  58. Quérénaing (59480)
  59. Raismes (59491)
  60. Rœulx (59504)
  61. Rombies-et-Marchipont (59505)
  62. Rosult (59511)
  63. Rouvignies (59515)
  64. Rumegies (59519)
  65. Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (59526)
  66. Saint-Aybert (59530)
  67. Saint-Saulve (59544)
  68. Sars-et-Rosières (59554)
  69. Saultain (59557)
  70. Sebourg (59559)
  71. Thiant (59589)
  72. Thivencelle (59591)
  73. Thun-Saint-Amand (59594)
  74. Trith-Saint-Léger (59603)
  75. Valenciennes (59606)
  76. Verchain-Maugré (59610)
  77. Vicq (59613)
  78. Vieux-Condé (59616)
  79. Wallers (59632)
  80. Wasnes-au-Bac (59645)
  81. Wavrechain-sous-Denain (59651)
  82. Wavrechain-sous-Faulx (59652)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
59606 Valenciennes 43,787 Valenciennes CA Valenciennes Métropole
59172 Denain 20,510 Denain CA de la Porte du Hainaut
59526 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux 16,654 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux CA de la Porte du Hainaut
59014 Anzin 13,275 Anzin CA Valenciennes Métropole
59491 Raismes 12,639 Saint-Amand-les-Eaux CA de la Porte du Hainaut
59112 Bruay-sur-l'Escaut 11,851 Anzin CA Valenciennes Métropole
59383 Marly 11,472 Marly CA Valenciennes Métropole
59544 Saint-Saulve 11,245 Valenciennes CA Valenciennes Métropole
59179 Douchy-les-Mines 10,788 Denain CA de la Porte du Hainaut
59616 Vieux-Condé 9,932 Marly CA Valenciennes Métropole
59153 Condé-sur-l'Escaut 9,686 Marly CA Valenciennes Métropole

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Nord". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Valenciennes (596)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 10 November 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 10 November 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-167 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Nord" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Dunkerque (594)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

Coordinates: 50°21′N 3°31′E / 50.350°N 3.517°E / 50.350; 3.517