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Arrondissement of Barcelonnette
Arrondissement of France
Barcelonnette in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Barcelonnette in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes 15
Subprefecture Barcelonnette
INSEE code 041
Area
 • Total 1,027.7 km2 (396.8 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 8,044
 • Density 7.8272/km2 (20.2723/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette is an arrondissement of France, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Barcelonnette.

History

When the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Barcelonnette was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette is in the northeast of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department. It is bordered to the northeast by Italy, to the southeast by the Alpes-Maritimes department, to the south by the Castellane and Digne-les-Baines arrondissements and to the west and north by the Hautes-Alpes department.

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette is the smallest arrondissement of the department both in area, 1,027.7 km2 (396.8 sq mi), and population (8,044 inhabitants).

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.

There is only one canton in the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, with all its communes in the arrondissement: the canton of Barcelonnette.

Communes

The arrondissement of Barcelonnette has 15 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Barcelonnette (04019)
  2. Enchastrayes (04073)
  3. Faucon-de-Barcelonnette (04086)
  4. Jausiers (04096)
  5. La Bréole (04033)
  6. La Condamine-Châtelard (04062)
  7. Le Lauzet-Ubaye (04102)
  8. Les Thuiles (04220)
  9. Méolans-Revel (04161)
  10. Pontis (04154)
  11. Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye (04193)
  12. Saint-Pons (04195)
  13. Saint-Vincent-les-Forts (04198)
  14. Uvernet-Fours (04226)
  15. Val-d'Oronaye (04120)

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