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Arrondissement of Angoulême
Arrondissement of France
Location of Angoulême in Charente
Location of Angoulême in Charente
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Communes 117
Prefecture Angoulême
INSEE code 161
Area
 • Total 2,217.1 km2 (856.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 197,377
 • Density 89.0249/km2 (230.573/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Angoulême is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital, and prefecture of the department, is the city of Angoulême.

History

When the Charente department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Angoulême was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Angoulême is the second largest arrondissement of the department with an area of 2,217.1 km2 (856.0 sq mi). It has 197,377 inhabitants and a density of 89.0 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement of Angoulême is in southeastern Charente and is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Confolens, to the east and south by the Dordogne department, and to the west by the arrondissement of Cognac.

Composition

Cantons

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

In the arrondissement of Angoulême, there are four cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Boixe-et-Manslois, Charente-Sud, Tude-et-Lavalette and Val de Nouère. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Angoulême
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Angoulême Cognac Confolens
1601 Angoulême-1 1 + part of Angoulême 1 + part of Angoulême
1602 Angoulême-2 1 + part of Angoulême 1 + part of Angoulême
1603 Angoulême-3 1 + part of Angoulême 1 + part of Angoulême
1604 Boëme-Échelle 13 13
1605 Boixe-et-Manslois 15 26 41
1609 Charente-Sud 11 35 46
1613 La Couronne 4 4
1614 Gond-Pontouvre 4 4
1616 Touvre-et-Braconne 6 6
1617 Tude-et-Lavalette 54 2 56
1618 Val de Nouère 14 16 30
1619 Val de Tardoire 28 1 29

Communes

The arrondissement of Angoulême has 117 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Agris (16003)
  2. Angoulême (16015)
  3. Asnières-sur-Nouère (16019)
  4. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (16020)
  5. Balzac (16026)
  6. Bardenac (16029)
  7. Bazac (16034)
  8. Bellon (16037)
  9. Bessac (16041)
  10. Blanzaguet-Saint-Cybard (16047)
  11. Bonnes (16049)
  12. Bors (16052)
  13. Bouëx (16055)
  14. Brie (16061)
  15. Brie-sous-Chalais (16063)
  16. Bunzac (16067)
  17. Chadurie (16072)
  18. Chalais (16073)
  19. Champniers (16078)
  20. Boisné-La Tude (16082)
  21. Charras (16084)
  22. Châtignac (16091)
  23. Chazelles (16093)
  24. Claix (16101)
  25. Combiers (16103)
  26. Coulgens (16107)
  27. Courgeac (16111)
  28. Courlac (16112)
  29. La Couronne (16113)
  30. Curac (16117)
  31. Deviat (16118)
  32. Dignac (16119)
  33. Dirac (16120)
  34. Écuras (16124)
  35. Édon (16125)
  36. Les Essards (16130)
  37. Eymouthiers (16135)
  38. Feuillade (16137)
  39. Fléac (16138)
  40. Fouquebrune (16143)
  41. Garat (16146)
  42. Gardes-le-Pontaroux (16147)
  43. Gond-Pontouvre (16154)
  44. Grassac (16158)
  45. Gurat (16162)
  46. L’Isle-d'Espagnac (16166)
  47. Jauldes (16168)
  48. Juignac (16170)
  49. Laprade (16180)
  50. Linars (16187)
  51. Magnac-Lavalette-Villars (16198)
  52. Magnac-sur-Touvre (16199)
  53. Mainzac (16203)
  54. Marillac-le-Franc (16209)
  55. Marsac (16210)
  56. Marthon (16211)
  57. Médillac (16215)
  58. Montboyer (16222)
  59. Montbron (16223)
  60. Montignac-le-Coq (16227)
  61. Montmoreau (16230)
  62. Mornac (16232)
  63. Mouthiers-sur-Boëme (16236)
  64. Nabinaud (16240)
  65. Nersac (16244)
  66. Nonac (16246)
  67. Orgedeuil (16250)
  68. Orival (16252)
  69. Palluaud (16254)
  70. Pillac (16260)
  71. Plassac-Rouffiac (16263)
  72. Poullignac (16267)
  73. Pranzac (16269)
  74. Puymoyen (16271)
  75. Rancogne (16274)
  76. Rioux-Martin (16279)
  77. Rivières (16280)
  78. La Rochefoucauld (16281)
  79. La Rochette (16282)
  80. Ronsenac (16283)
  81. Rouffiac (16284)
  82. Rougnac (16285)
  83. Roullet-Saint-Estèphe (16287)
  84. Rouzède (16290)
  85. Ruelle-sur-Touvre (16291)
  86. Saint-Adjutory (16293)
  87. Saint-Avit (16302)
  88. Saint-Germain-de-Montbron (16323)
  89. Saint-Laurent-des-Combes (16331)
  90. Saint-Martial (16334)
  91. Saint-Michel (16341)
  92. Saint-Projet-Saint-Constant (16344)
  93. Saint-Quentin-de-Chalais (16346)
  94. Saint-Romain (16347)
  95. Saint-Saturnin (16348)
  96. Saint-Séverin (16350)
  97. Saint-Sornin (16353)
  98. Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente (16358)
  99. Salles-Lavalette (16362)
  100. Sers (16368)
  101. Sireuil (16370)
  102. Souffrignac (16372)
  103. Soyaux (16374)
  104. Taponnat-Fleurignac (16379)
  105. Torsac (16382)
  106. Touvre (16385)
  107. Trois-Palis (16388)
  108. Vaux-Lavalette (16394)
  109. Vilhonneur (16406)
  110. Villebois-Lavalette (16408)
  111. Vindelle (16415)
  112. Vœuil-et-Giget (16418)
  113. Voulgézac (16420)
  114. Vouthon (16421)
  115. Vouzan (16422)
  116. Yviers (16424)
  117. Yvrac-et-Malleyrand (16425)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
16015 Angoulême 41,955 Angoulême-1, Angoulême-2
Angoulême-3
CA du Grand Angoulême
16374 Soyaux 9,322 Angoulême-3 CA du Grand Angoulême
16113 La Couronne 7,636 La Couronne CA du Grand Angoulême
16291 Ruelle-sur-Touvre 7,292 Touvre-et-Braconne CA du Grand Angoulême
16358 Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente 7,210 Gond-Pontouvre CA du Grand Angoulême
16154 Gond-Pontouvre 5,907 Gond-Pontouvre CA du Grand Angoulême
16166 L’Isle-d'Espagnac 5,412 Angoulême-2 CA du Grand Angoulême
16078 Champniers 5,251 Gond-Pontouvre CA du Grand Angoulême
16061 Brie 4,279 Touvre-et-Braconne CA du Grand Angoulême
16287 Roullet-Saint-Estèphe 4,240 Boëme-Echelle CA du Grand Angoulême

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Coordinates: 45°39′N 0°09′E / 45.65°N 0.15°E / 45.65; 0.15

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