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Arrondissement of Arcachon
Location of Arcachon in Gironde
Location of Arcachon in Gironde
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Communes 17
Subprefecture Arcachon
INSEE code 336
Area
 • Total 1,469.9 km2 (567.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 146,160
 • Density 99.435/km2 (257.536/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Arcachon is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Gironde département. Its capital is the city of Arcachon.

History

The arrondissement of Arcachon was created on 6 December 2006, to begin on 1 January 2007, with four cantons taken from the arrondissement of Bordeaux.

Geography

The arrondissement of Arcachon is in southwestern Gironde, with an area of 1,469.9 km2 (568 sq mi). It has 146,160 inhabitants and a population density of 99.4 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Lesparre-Médoc, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Bordeaux, to the southeast by the arrondissement of Langon, to the south by the Landes department and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Biscay).

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 Arcachon, there is only one canton where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Les Landes des Graves. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Arcachon
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Blaye Bordeaux Langon Lesparre-Médoc Libourne Arcachon
3301 Andernos-les-Bains 6 6
3314 Gujan-Mestras 4 4
3315 Les Landes des Graves 20 5 25
3332 La Teste-de-Buch 2 2

Communes

The arrondissement of Arcachon has 17 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Andernos-les-Bains (33005)
  2. Arcachon (33009)
  3. Arès (33011)
  4. Audenge (33019)
  5. Le Barp (33029)
  6. Belin-Béliet (33042)
  7. Biganos (33051)
  8. Gujan-Mestras (33199)
  9. Lanton (33229)
  10. Lège-Cap-Ferret (33236)
  11. Lugos (33260)
  12. Marcheprime (33555)
  13. Mios (33284)
  14. Saint-Magne (33436)
  15. Salles (33498)
  16. Le Teich (33527)
  17. La Teste-de-Buch (33529)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
33529 La Teste-de-Buch 25,990 La Teste-de-Buch Communauté d'agglomération Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
33199 Gujan-Mestras 20,575 Gujan-Mestras Communauté d'agglomération Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
33005 Andernos-les-Bains 11,712 Andernos-les-Bains Le Bassin d'Arcachon Nord Atlantique
33009 Arcachon 10,370 La Teste-de-Buch Communauté d'agglomération Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
33051 Biganos 10,017 Andernos-les-Bains Le Bassin d'Arcachon Nord Atlantique
33284 Mios 8,659 Gujan-Mestras Le Bassin d'Arcachon Nord Atlantique
33236 Lège-Cap-Ferret 8,087 Andernos-les-Bains Le Bassin d'Arcachon Nord Atlantique
33527 Le Teich 7,418 Gujan-Mestras Communauté d'agglomération Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique
33019 Audenge 7,177 Andernos-les-Bains Le Bassin d'Arcachon Nord Atlantique

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Coordinates: 44°39′17″N 1°09′00″W / 44.65472°N 1.15000°W / 44.65472; -1.15000

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