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Arrondissement of Briançon
Arrondissement of France
Briançon in Hautes-Alpes
Briançon in Hautes-Alpes
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Communes 38
Subprefecture Briançon
INSEE code 051
Area
 • Total 2,138.1 km2 (825.5 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 35,540
 • Density 16.6222/km2 (43.051/sq mi)

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

History

When the Hautes-Alpes department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Briançon was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Briançon is the most northern of the Hautes-Alpes department. It is bordered to the east by the Piedmont region (Italy), to the southeast by the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, to the south by the Gap arrondissement and to the west by the Drôme department and to the north by the Savoie.

The arrondissement of Briançon is the smallest of the two arrondissements of the department both in area, 2,138.1 km2 (825.5 sq mi), and population (35,540 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 are four cantons in the arrondissement of Briançon and all have their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. L'Argentière-la-Bessée (9 communes)
  2. Briançon-1 (9 communes and part of Briançon)
  3. Briançon-2 (3 communes and part of Briançon)
  4. Guillestre (16 communes)

Communes

The arrondissement of Briançon has 38 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Abriès (05001)
  2. Aiguilles (05003)
  3. Arvieux (05007)
  4. Briançon (05023)
  5. Ceillac (05026)
  6. Cervières (05027)
  7. Champcella (05031)
  8. Château-Ville-Vieille (05038)
  9. Eygliers (05052)
  10. Freissinières (05058)
  11. Guillestre (05065)
  12. L'Argentière-la-Bessée (05006)
  13. La Grave (05063)
  14. La Roche-de-Rame (05122)
  15. La Salle les Alpes (05161)
  16. Le Monêtier-les-Bains (05079)
  17. Les Vigneaux (05180)
  18. Molines-en-Queyras (05077)
  19. Mont-Dauphin (05082)
  20. Montgenèvre (05085)
  21. Névache (05093)
  22. Pelvoux (05101)
  23. Puy-Saint-André (05107)
  24. Puy-Saint-Pierre (05109)
  25. Puy-Saint-Vincent (05110)
  26. Risoul (05119)
  27. Ristolas (05120)
  28. Réotier (05116)
  29. Saint-Chaffrey (05133)
  30. Saint-Clément-sur-Durance (05134)
  31. Saint-Crépin (05136)
  32. Saint-Martin-de-Queyrières (05151)
  33. Saint-Véran (05157)
  34. Val-des-Prés (05174)
  35. Vallouise (05175)
  36. Vars (05177)
  37. Villar-Saint-Pancrace (05183)
  38. Villar-d'Arêne (05181)

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