Arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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Arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Arrondissement of France
Location of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron
Location of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAveyron
Communes62
SubprefectureVillefranche-de-Rouergue
INSEE code123
Area
 • Total1,293.4 km2 (499.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total63,808
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Aveyron département in the Occitanie region. Its capital, and subprfecture of the department, is the city of Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

History[change | change source]

When the arrondissements were created on 17 February 1800, Villefranche-de-Rouergue was one of them in the Aveyron department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

It is the most western of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,293.4 km2 (499 sq mi), the smallest in area of the department. It is also the arrondissement with fewest people living there, with 63,808 inhabitants and a population density of 49.3 inhabitants/km².[2]

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the Cantal (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) department, to the east by the arrondissement of Rodez, to the south by the Tarn (Occitanie) department and to the west by the Tarn-et-Garonne (Occitanie) and the Lot (Occitanie) departments.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[3] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, there are three cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Aveyron et Tarn, Enne et Alzou and Lot et Dourdou. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Millau
INSEE
Code
Canton Millau Rodez Villefranche-
de-Rouergue
Total
1202 Aveyron et Tarn 5 12 17
1206 Enne et Alzou 8 3 11
1207 Lot et Dourdou 3 8 11
1208 Lot et Montbazinois 16 16
1222 Villefranche-de-Rouergue 3 3
1223 Villeneuvois et Villefranchois 20 20

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue has 62 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[4]

  1. Les Albres (12003)
  2. Almont-les-Junies (12004)
  3. Ambeyrac (12007)
  4. Asprières (12012)
  5. Aubin (12013)
  6. Balaguier-d'Olt (12018)
  7. Le Bas-Ségala (12021)
  8. Boisse-Penchot (12028)
  9. Bor-et-Bar (12029)
  10. Bouillac (12030)
  11. Brandonnet (12034)
  12. Capdenac-Gare (12052)
  13. La Capelle-Balaguier (12053)
  14. La Capelle-Bleys (12054)
  15. Causse-et-Diège (12257)
  16. Compolibat (12071)
  17. Cransac (12083)
  18. Decazeville (12089)
  19. Drulhe (12091)
  20. Firmi (12100)
  21. Flagnac (12101)
  22. Foissac (12104)
  23. La Fouillade (12105)
  24. Galgan (12108)
  25. Lanuéjouls (12121)
  26. Livinhac-le-Haut (12130)
  27. Lugan (12134)
  28. Lunac (12135)
  29. Maleville (12136)
  30. Martiel (12140)
  31. Montbazens (12148)
  32. Monteils (12150)
  33. Montsalès (12158)
  34. Morlhon-le-Haut (12159)
  35. Najac (12167)
  36. Naussac (12170)
  37. Ols-et-Rinhodes (12175)
  38. Peyrusse-le-Roc (12181)
  39. Prévinquières (12190)
  40. Privezac (12191)
  41. Rieupeyroux (12198)
  42. La Rouquette (12205)
  43. Roussennac (12206)
  44. Saint-André-de-Najac (12210)
  45. Sainte-Croix (12217)
  46. Saint-Igest (12227)
  47. Saint-Parthem (12240)
  48. Saint-Rémy (12242)
  49. Saint-Santin (12246)
  50. Salles-Courbatiès (12252)
  51. Salvagnac-Cajarc (12256)
  52. Sanvensa (12259)
  53. Saujac (12261)
  54. Savignac (12263)
  55. Sonnac (12272)
  56. Toulonjac (12281)
  57. Vailhourles (12287)
  58. Valzergues (12289)
  59. Vaureilles (12290)
  60. Villefranche-de-Rouergue (12300)
  61. Villeneuve (12301)
  62. Viviez (12305)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
12300 Villefranche-de-Rouergue 11,822 Villefranche-de-Rouergue Villefranchois
12089 Decazeville 5,686 Lot et Dourdou Bassin de Decazeville Aubin
12052 Capdenac-Gare 4,558 Lot et Montbazinois Grand-Figeac
12013 Aubin 3,888 Enne et Alzou Bassin de Decazeville Aubin
12100 Firmi 2,441 Enne et Alzou Bassin de Decazeville Aubin
12198 Rieupeyroux 2,001 Aveyron et Tarn Aveyron Ségala Viaur
12301 Villeneuve 1,954 Villeneuvois et Villefranchois Villeneuvois, Diège et Lot
12021 Le Bas Ségala 1,615 Aveyron et Tarn Aveyron Ségala Viaur
12083 Cransac 1,541 Enne et Alzou Bassin de Decazeville Aubin
12148 Montbazens 1,409 Lot et Montbazinois Plateau de Montbazens

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Aveyron". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-205 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Aveyron" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. "Arrondissement de Villefranche-de-Rouergue (123)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

Coordinates: 44°21′00″N 2°03′00″E / 44.3500°N 2.0500°E / 44.3500; 2.0500