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Arrondissement of Cahors
Arrondissement of France
Location of Cahors in Lot
Location of Cahors in Lot
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Communes 135
Prefecture Cahors
INSEE code 461
Area
 • Total 2,179.3 km2 (841.4 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 76,204
 • Density 34.9672/km2 (90.5646/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Cahors is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Lot département. Its capital, and of the department, is the city of Cahors.

It is the westernmost and southernmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,179.3 km2 (841 sq mi), the largest in area of the department. It is the most populated arrondissement with 76,204 inhabitants and a population density of 35.0 inhabitants/km².

History

When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Cahors was one of them in the Lot department.

Geography

The arrondissement is bordered to the northwest by the Dordogne (Aquitaine) department, to the north by the arrondissement of Gourdon, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Figeac, to the east by the Aveyron (Midi-Pyrénées) department, to the south by the Tarn-et-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées) department, to the west by the Lot-et-Garonne (Aquitaine) 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 Cahors, there is only three cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement; the other six cantons are completely within the arrondissement. The cantons of the arrondissement of Cahors are:

  1. Cahors-1
  2. Cahors-2
  3. Cahors-3
  4. Causse et Bouriane (partly)
  5. Causse et Vallées (partly)
  6. Gourdon (partly)
  7. Luzech
  8. Marches du Sud-Quercy
  9. Puy-l'Évêque

Communes

The arrondissement of Cahors has 129 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Albas (46001)
  2. Anglars-Juillac (46005)
  3. Arcambal (46007)
  4. Les Arques (46008)
  5. Aujols (46010)
  6. Bach (46013)
  7. Bagat-en-Quercy (46014)
  8. Beauregard (46020)
  9. Bélaye (46022)
  10. Belfort-du-Quercy (46023)
  11. Belmont-Sainte-Foi (46026)
  12. Berganty (46027)
  13. Blars (46031)
  14. Boissières (46032)
  15. Le Boulvé (46033)
  16. Bouziès (46037)
  17. Cabrerets (46040)
  18. Cahors (46042)
  19. Caillac (46044)
  20. Calamane (46046)
  21. Calvignac (46049)
  22. Cambayrac (46050)
  23. Carnac-Rouffiac (46060)
  24. Cassagnes (46061)
  25. Castelfranc (46062)
  26. Castelnau-Montratier (46063)
  27. Catus (46064)
  28. Cazals (46066)
  29. Cénevières (46068)
  30. Cézac (46069)
  31. Cieurac (46070)
  32. Concots (46073)
  33. Cours (46077)
  34. Cras (46079)
  35. Crayssac (46080)
  36. Crégols (46081)
  37. Cremps (46082)
  38. Douelle (46088)
  39. Duravel (46089)
  40. Escamps (46091)
  41. Esclauzels (46092)
  42. Espère (46095)
  43. Fargues (46099)
  44. Flaujac-Poujols (46105)
  45. Floressas (46107)
  46. Fontanes (46109)
  47. Francoulès (46112)
  48. Frayssinet-le-Gélat (46114)
  49. Gigouzac (46119)
  50. Gindou (46120)
  51. Goujounac (46126)
  52. Grézels (46130)
  53. Les Junies (46134)
  54. Labastide-Marnhac (46137)
  55. Labastide-du-Vert (46136)
  56. Laburgade (46140)
  57. Lacapelle-Cabanac (46142)
  58. Lagardelle (46147)
  59. Lalbenque (46148)
  60. Lamagdelaine (46149)
  61. Laramière (46154)
  62. Laroque-des-Arcs (46156)
  63. Lascabanes (46158)
  64. Lauzès (46162)
  65. Lentillac-du-Causse (46167)
  66. Lherm (46171)
  67. Lhospitalet (46172)
  68. Limogne-en-Quercy (46173)
  69. Lugagnac (46179)
  70. Luzech (46182)
  71. Marminiac (46184)
  72. Mauroux (46187)
  73. Maxou (46188)
  74. Mechmont (46190)
  75. Mercuès (46191)
  76. Le Montat (46197)
  77. Montcabrier (46199)
  78. Montcléra (46200)
  79. Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc (46201)
  80. Montdoumerc (46202)
  81. Montgesty (46205)
  82. Montlauzun (46206)
  83. Nadillac (46210)
  84. Nuzéjouls (46211)
  85. Orniac (46212)
  86. Parnac (46214)
  87. Les Pechs-du-Vers (46252)
  88. Pern (46217)
  89. Pescadoires (46218)
  90. Pomarède (46222)
  91. Pontcirq (46223)
  92. Pradines (46224)
  93. Prayssac (46225)
  94. Promilhanes (46227)
  95. Puy-l'Évêque (46231)
  96. Sabadel-Lauzès (46245)
  97. Saillac (46247)
  98. Saint-Caprais (46250)
  99. Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (46256)
  100. Saint-Cyprien (46262)
  101. Saint-Daunès (46263)
  102. Saint-Denis-Catus (46264)
  103. Sainte-Alauzie (46248)
  104. Saint-Géry (46268)
  105. Saint-Laurent-Lolmie (46274)
  106. Saint-Martin-Labouval (46276)
  107. Saint-Martin-le-Redon (46277)
  108. Saint-Matré (46278)
  109. Saint-Médard (46280)
  110. Saint-Pantaléon (46285)
  111. Saint-Paul-Flaugnac (46103)
  112. Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille (46340)
  113. Saint-Vincent-Rive-d'Olt (46296)
  114. Sauliac-sur-Célé (46299)
  115. Saux (46300)
  116. Sauzet (46301)
  117. Sénaillac-Lauzès (46303)
  118. Sérignac (46305)
  119. Soturac (46307)
  120. Tour-de-Faure (46320)
  121. Touzac (46321)
  122. Trespoux-Rassiels (46322)
  123. Valroufié (46327)
  124. Varaire (46328)
  125. Vaylats (46329)
  126. Vers (46331)
  127. Vidaillac (46333)
  128. Villesèque (46335)
  129. Vire-sur-Lot (46336)

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