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Arrondissement of Béziers
Arrondissement of France
Location of Béziers in Hérault
Location of Béziers in Hérault
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Communes 152
Subprefecture Béziers
INSEE code 341
Area
 • Total 2,986.8 km2 (1,153.2 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 308,948
 • Density 103.4378/km2 (267.903/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Béziers is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département. Its capital is the city of Béziers.

It is the southernmost and largest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,986.8 km2 (1,153.2 sq mi). It has 308,948 inhabitants and a density of 103.4 inhabitants/km².

The main cities, with more than 6,000 inhabitants in 2013, in the arrondissement are Béziers (74,811 inhabitants), Agde (25,253 inhabitants), Pézenas (8,244 inhabitants), Marseillan (7,848 inhabitants), Sérignan (7,054 Inhabitants) and Bédarieux (6,241 inhabitants).

History

When the Hérault department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Béziers was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Béziers is bordered to the north by the Aveyron department and the arrondissement of Lodève, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Montpellier, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the south by the Aude department and to the west by the Tarn department.

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 Béziers, there are 7 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Agde, Béziers-1, Béziers-2, Béziers-3, Cazouls-lès-Béziers, Pézenas and Saint-Pons-de-Thomières.The Canton of Clermont-l'Hérault has 23 communes in the arrondissement of Lodève and 17 in Béziers; and the Canton of Mèze has 6 communes in the arrondissement of Montpellier and 12 in Béziers.

Communes

The arrondissement of Béziers has 152 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

1. Abeilhan (34001) 2. Adissan (34002) 3. Agde (34003) 4. Agel (34004)
5. Aigne (34006) 6. Aigues-Vives (34007) 7. Alignan-du-Vent (34009) 8. Assignan (34015)
9. Aumes (34017) 10. Autignac (34018) 11. Azillanet (34020) 12. Babeau-Bouldoux (34021)
13. Bassan (34025) 14. Beaufort (34026) 15. Berlou (34030) 16. Bessan (34031)
17. Boisset (34034) 18. Boujan-sur-Libron (34037) 19. Bédarieux (34028) 20. Béziers (34032)
21. Cabrerolles (34044) 22. Cabrières (34045) 23. Cambon-et-Salvergues (34046) 24. Camplong (34049)
25. Capestang (34052) 26. Carlencas-et-Levas (34053) 27. Cassagnoles (34054) 28. Castanet-le-Haut (34055)
29. Castelnau-de-Guers (34056) 30. Causses-et-Veyran (34061) 31. Caussiniojouls (34062) 32. Caux (34063)
33. Cazedarnes (34065) 34. Cazouls-d'Hérault (34068) 35. Cazouls-lès-Béziers (34069) 36. Cers (34073)
37. Cessenon-sur-Orb (34074) 38. Cesseras (34075) 39. Colombiers (34081) 40. Colombières-sur-Orb (34080)
41. Combes (34083) 42. Corneilhan (34084) 43. Coulobres (34085) 44. Courniou (34086)
45. Creissan (34089) 46. Cruzy (34092) 47. Cébazan (34070) 48. Espondeilhan (34094)
49. Faugères (34096) 50. Ferrals-les-Montagnes (34098) 51. Ferrières-Poussarou (34100) 52. Florensac (34101)
53. Fontès (34103) 54. Fos (34104) 55. Fouzilhon (34105) 56. Fraisse-sur-Agout (34107)
57. Félines-Minervois (34097) 58. Gabian (34109) 59. Graissessac (34117) 60. Hérépian (34119)
61. La Caunette (34059) 62. La Livinière (34141) 63. La Salvetat-sur-Agout (34293) 64. La Tour-sur-Orb (34312)
65. Lamalou-les-Bains (34126) 66. Laurens (34130) 67. Le Poujol-sur-Orb (34211) 68. Le Pradal (34216)
69. Le Soulié (34305) 70. Les Aires (34008) 71. Lespignan (34135) 72. Lieuran-Cabrières (34138)
73. Lieuran-lès-Béziers (34139) 74. Lignan-sur-Orb (34140) 75. Lézignan-la-Cèbe (34136) 76. Magalas (34147)
77. Maraussan (34148) 78. Margon (34149) 79. Marseillan (34150) 80. Maureilhan (34155)
81. Minerve (34158) 82. Mons (34160) 83. Montady (34161) 84. Montagnac (34162)
85. Montblanc (34166) 86. Montels (34167) 87. Montesquieu (34168) 88. Montouliers (34170)
89. Murviel-lès-Béziers (34178) 90. Neffiès (34181) 91. Nissan-lez-Enserune (34183) 92. Nizas (34184)
93. Nézignan-l'Évêque (34182) 94. Olargues (34187) 95. Olonzac (34189) 96. Oupia (34190)
97. Pailhès (34191) 98. Pardailhan (34193) 99. Pierrerue (34201) 100. Pinet (34203)
101. Poilhes (34206) 102. Pomérols (34207) 103. Portiragnes (34209) 104. Pouzolles (34214)
105. Prades-sur-Vernazobre (34218) 106. Prémian (34219) 107. Puimisson (34223) 108. Puissalicon (34224)
109. Puisserguier (34225) 110. Péret (34197) 111. Pézenas (34199) 112. Pézènes-les-Mines (34200)
113. Quarante (34226) 114. Rieussec (34228) 115. Riols (34229) 116. Roquebrun (34232)
117. Roquessels (34234) 118. Rosis (34235) 119. Roujan (34237) 120. Saint-Chinian (34245)
121. Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (34258) 122. Saint-Geniès-de-Varensal (34257) 123. Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare (34260) 124. Saint-Jean-de-Minervois (34269)
125. Saint-Julien (34271) 126. Saint-Martin-de-l'Arçon (34273) 127. Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez (34279) 128. Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens (34285)
129. Saint-Pons-de-Thomières (34284) 130. Saint-Thibéry (34289) 131. Saint-Vincent-d'Olargues (34291) 132. Saint-Étienne-Estréchoux (34252)
133. Saint-Étienne-d'Albagnan (34250) 134. Sauvian (34298) 135. Servian (34300) 136. Siran (34302)
137. Sérignan (34299) 138. Taussac-la-Billière (34308) 139. Thézan-lès-Béziers (34310) 140. Tourbes (34311)
141. Usclas-d'Hérault (34315) 142. Vailhan (34319) 143. Valras-Plage (34324) 144. Valros (34325)
145. Vendres (34329) 146. Verreries-de-Moussans (34331) 147. Vias (34332) 148. Vieussan (34334)
149. Villemagne-l'Argentière (34335) 150. Villeneuve-lès-Béziers (34336) 151. Villespassans (34339) 152. Vélieux (34326)

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