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Arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost
Location of Argelès-Gazost in Hautes-Pyrénées
Location of Argelès-Gazost in Hautes-Pyrénées
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Communes 89
Subrefecture Argelès-Gazost
INSEE code 651
Area
 • Total 1,300.2 km2 (502.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 38,813
 • Density 29.8516/km2 (77.315/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region. Its capital is the city of Argelès-Gazost.

History

When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Argelès-Gazost was one of them in the Hautes-Pyrénées department.

In 1926, the arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost was eliminated but, in 1942, it was made again an arrondissement.

Geography

It is the smallest of the arrondissements of the department with an area of 1,300.2 km2 (502 sq mi), and a population 39,130 inhabitants; its population density is of 29.9 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Tarbes, to the east by the arrondissement of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, to the south by Spain and to west by the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region).

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.

The three cantons found in the arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost have all their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. Lourdes-1 (6505) - 11 communes + part of Lourdes;
  2. Lourdes-2 (6506) - 27 communes + part of Lourdes); and
  3. La Vallée des Gaves (6516) - 48 communes.

Communes

The arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost has 87 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Adast (65001)
  2. Adé (65002)
  3. Agos-Vidalos (65004)
  4. Les Angles (65011)
  5. Arbéost (65018)
  6. Arcizac-ez-Angles (65020)
  7. Arcizans-Avant (65021)
  8. Arcizans-Dessus (65022)
  9. Argelès-Gazost (65025)
  10. Arras-en-Lavedan (65029)
  11. Arrayou-Lahitte (65247)
  12. Arrens-Marsous (65032)
  13. Arrodets-ez-Angles (65033)
  14. Artalens-Souin (65036)
  15. Artigues (65038)
  16. Aspin-en-Lavedan (65040)
  17. Aucun (65045)
  18. Ayros-Arbouix (65055)
  19. Ayzac-Ost (65056)
  20. Barèges (65481)
  21. Barlest (65065)
  22. Bartrès (65070)
  23. Beaucens (65077)
  24. Berbérust-Lias (65082)
  25. Betpouey (65089)
  26. Boô-Silhen (65098)
  27. Bourréac (65107)
  28. Bun (65112)
  29. Cauterets (65138)
  30. Cheust (65144)
  31. Chèze (65145)
  32. Escoubès-Pouts (65164)
  33. Esquièze-Sère (65168)
  34. Estaing (65169)
  35. Esterre (65173)
  36. Ferrières (65176)
  37. Gaillagos (65182)
  38. Gavarnie-Gèdre (65192)
  39. Gazost (65191)
  40. Ger (65197)
  41. Germs-sur-l'Oussouet (65200)
  42. Geu (65201)
  43. Gez (65202)
  44. Gez-ez-Angles (65203)
  45. Grust (65210)
  46. Jarret (65233)
  47. Julos (65236)
  48. Juncalas (65237)
  49. Lau-Balagnas (65267)
  50. Lézignan (65271)
  51. Loubajac (65280)
  52. Lourdes (65286)
  53. Lugagnan (65291)
  54. Luz-Saint-Sauveur (65295)
  55. Omex (65334)
  56. Ossen (65343)
  57. Ossun-ez-Angles (65345)
  58. Ourdis-Cotdoussan (65348)
  59. Ourdon (65349)
  60. Ousté (65351)
  61. Ouzous (65352)
  62. Paréac (65355)
  63. Peyrouse (65360)
  64. Pierrefitte-Nestalas (65362)
  65. Poueyferré (65366)
  66. Préchac (65371)
  67. Saint-Créac (65386)
  68. Saint-Pastous (65393)
  69. Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre (65395)
  70. Saint-Savin (65396)
  71. Saligos (65399)
  72. Salles (65400)
  73. Sassis (65411)
  74. Sazos (65413)
  75. Ségus (65415)
  76. Sère-en-Lavedan (65420)
  77. Sère-Lanso (65421)
  78. Sers (65424)
  79. Sireix (65428)
  80. Soulom (65435)
  81. Uz (65458)
  82. Viella (65463)
  83. Vier-Bordes (65467)
  84. Viey (65469)
  85. Viger (65470)
  86. Villelongue (65473)
  87. Viscos (65478)

There are only 4 communes with more of 1,000 inhabitants in the arrondissement; they are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
65286 Lourdes 14,361 Lourdes-1 and Lourdes-2 Le Pays de Lourdes
65025 Argelès-Gazost 3,020 La Vallée des Gaves La Vallée d'Argelès-Gazost
65395 Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre 1,187 Lourdes-1 Le Pays de Lourdes
65362 Pierrefitte-Nestalas 1,184 La Vallée des Gaves La Vallée de Saint-Savin

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