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Arrondissement of Carcassonne
Location of Carcassonne in Aude
Location of Carcassonne in Aude
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Communes 207
Prefecture Carcassonne
INSEE code 111
Area
 • Total 2,668.1 km2 (1,030.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 161,442
 • Density 60.5082/km2 (156.716/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Carcassonne is an arrondissement of France in the Occitanie region. It is part of the Aude département. Its capital, and prefecture of the department, is the city of Carcassonne.

History

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

Geography

It is the largest in area of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,668.1 km2 (1,030 sq mi), and the one with more people living in it with 161,442 inhabitants and a density of 60.5 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement of Carcassonne covers the northwestern part of the Aude department; it is surrounded by departments of the Occitanie region and is bordered to the north by the Tarn department, to the northeast by the Hérault department, to the east by the arrondissement of Narbonne, to the south by the Pyrénées-Orientales department, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Limoux, to the west by the Ariège department and to the northwest by the Haute-Garonne 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 Carcassonne, there are 7 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement but 3 that have communes in other arrondissements, as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in the cantons by arrondissements
INSEE
code
Canton Carcassonne Limoux Narbonne Total
1101 La Piège au Razès 46 26 72
1102 Carcassonne-1 part of Carcassonne part of Carcassonne
1103 Carcassonne-2 6 + part of Carcassonne 2 8 + part of Carcassonne
1104 Carcassonne-3 6 + part of Carcassonne 6 + part of Carcassonne
1105 Le Bassin Chaurien 22 22
1107 Les Corbières 24 30 54
1110 La Malpère à la Montagne Noire 27 27
1115 Le Haut-Minervois 23 23
1118 La Montagne d'Alaric 30 30
1119 La Vallée de l'Orbiel 22 22

Communes

The arrondissement of Carcassonne has 207 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Aigues-Vives (11001)
  2. Airoux (11002)
  3. Alairac (11005)
  4. Albières (11007)
  5. Alzonne (11009)
  6. Aragon (11011)
  7. Arquettes-en-Val (11016)
  8. Arzens (11018)
  9. Auriac (11020)
  10. Azille (11022)
  11. Badens (11023)
  12. Bagnoles (11025)
  13. Baraigne (11026)
  14. Barbaira (11027)
  15. Belflou (11030)
  16. Belpech (11033)
  17. Berriac (11037)
  18. Blomac (11042)
  19. Bouilhonnac (11043)
  20. Bouisse (11044)
  21. Bram (11049)
  22. Brousses-et-Villaret (11052)
  23. Cabrespine (11056)
  24. Cahuzac (11057)
  25. Capendu (11068)
  26. Carcassonne (11069)
  27. Carlipa (11070)
  28. Castans (11075)
  29. Castelnaudary (11076)
  30. Caudebronde (11079)
  31. Caunes-Minervois (11081)
  32. Caunettes-en-Val (11083)
  33. Caux-et-Sauzens (11084)
  34. Cavanac (11085)
  35. Cazalrenoux (11087)
  36. Cazilhac (11088)
  37. Cenne-Monestiés (11089)
  38. Citou (11092)
  39. Comigne (11095)
  40. Conques-sur-Orbiel (11099)
  41. Couffoulens (11102)
  42. Cumiès (11114)
  43. Cuxac-Cabardès (11115)
  44. Davejean (11117)
  45. Dernacueillette (11118)
  46. Douzens (11122)
  47. Fajac-en-Val (11133)
  48. Fajac-la-Relenque (11134)
  49. Fanjeaux (11136)
  50. Fendeille (11138)
  51. Floure (11146)
  52. Fonters-du-Razès (11149)
  53. Fontiers-Cabardès (11150)
  54. Fontiès-d'Aude (11151)
  55. Fournes-Cabardès (11154)
  56. Fraisse-Cabardès (11156)
  57. Félines-Termenès (11137)
  58. Gaja-la-Selve (11159)
  59. Generville (11162)
  60. Gourvieille (11166)
  61. Issel (11175)
  62. La Cassaigne (11072)
  63. La Force (11153)
  64. La Louvière-Lauragais (11208)
  65. La Pomarède (11292)
  66. La Redorte (11190)
  67. La Tourette-Cabardès (11391)
  68. Labastide-Esparbairenque (11180)
  69. Labastide-d'Anjou (11178)
  70. Labastide-en-Val (11179)
  71. Labécède-Lauragais (11181)
  72. Lacombe (11182)
  73. Lafage (11184)
  74. Lagrasse (11185)
  75. Lairière (11186)
  76. Lanet (11187)
  77. Laprade (11189)
  78. Laroque-de-Fa (11191)
  79. Lasbordes (11192)
  80. Lastours (11194)
  81. Laurabuc (11195)
  82. Laurac (11196)
  83. Laure-Minervois (11198)
  84. Lavalette (11199)
  85. Les Brunels (11054)
  86. Les Cassés (11074)
  87. Les Ilhes (11174)
  88. Les Martys (11221)
  89. Lespinassière (11200)
  90. Leuc (11201)
  91. Limousis (11205)
  92. Malves-en-Minervois (11215)
  93. Marquein (11218)
  94. Marseillette (11220)
  95. Mas-Cabardès (11222)
  96. Mas-Saintes-Puelles (11225)
  97. Mas-des-Cours (11223)
  98. Massac (11224)
  99. Mayreville (11226)
  100. Mayronnes (11227)
  101. Miraval-Cabardes (11232)
  102. Mireval-Lauragais (11234)
  103. Molandier (11236)
  104. Molleville (11238)
  105. Montauriol (11239)
  106. Montclar (11242)
  107. Montferrand (11243)
  108. Montirat (11248)
  109. Montjoi (11250)
  110. Montlaur (11251)
  111. Montmaur (11252)
  112. Montolieu (11253)
  113. Montréal (11254)
  114. Monze (11257)
  115. Moussoulens (11259)
  116. Mouthoumet (11260)
  117. Moux (11261)
  118. Mézerville (11231)
  119. Orsans (11268)
  120. Palairac (11271)
  121. Palaja (11272)
  122. Payra-sur-l'Hers (11275)
  123. Pech-Luna (11278)
  124. Pennautier (11279)
  125. Pexiora (11281)
  126. Peyrefitte-sur-l'Hers (11283)
  127. Peyrens (11284)
  128. Peyriac-Minervois (11286)
  129. Pezens (11288)
  130. Plaigne (11290)
  131. Plavilla (11291)
  132. Pradelles-Cabardès (11297)
  133. Pradelles-en-Val (11298)
  134. Preixan (11299)
  135. Puginier (11300)
  136. Puichéric (11301)
  137. Pécharic-et-le-Py (11277)
  138. Pépieux (11280)
  139. Raissac-sur-Lampy (11308)
  140. Ribaute (11311)
  141. Ribouisse (11312)
  142. Ricaud (11313)
  143. Rieux-Minervois (11315)
  144. Rieux-en-Val (11314)
  145. Roquecourbe-Minervois (11318)
  146. Roquefère (11319)
  147. Rouffiac-d'Aude (11325)
  148. Roullens (11327)
  149. Rustiques (11330)
  150. Saint-Amans (11331)
  151. Saint-Couat-d'Aude (11337)
  152. Saint-Denis (11339)
  153. Saint-Frichoux (11342)
  154. Saint-Gaudéric (11343)
  155. Saint-Julien-de-Briola (11348)
  156. Saint-Martin-Lalande (11356)
  157. Saint-Martin-des-Puits (11354)
  158. Saint-Martin-le-Vieil (11357)
  159. Saint-Michel-de-Lanès (11359)
  160. Saint-Papoul (11361)
  161. Saint-Paulet (11362)
  162. Saint-Pierre-des-Champs (11363)
  163. Saint-Sernin (11365)
  164. Sainte-Camelle (11334)
  165. Sainte-Eulalie (11340)
  166. Saissac (11367)
  167. Salles-sur-l'Hers (11371)
  168. Sallèles-Cabardès (11368)
  169. Salsigne (11372)
  170. Salza (11374)
  171. Serviès-en-Val (11378)
  172. Souilhanels (11382)
  173. Souilhe (11383)
  174. Soulatgé (11384)
  175. Soupex (11385)
  176. Talairan (11386)
  177. Taurize (11387)
  178. Termes (11388)
  179. Tournissan (11392)
  180. Trassanel (11395)
  181. Trausse (11396)
  182. Trèbes (11397)
  183. Tréville (11399)
  184. Ventenac-Cabardès (11404)
  185. Verdun-en-Lauragais (11407)
  186. Vignevieille (11409)
  187. Villalier (11410)
  188. Villanière (11411)
  189. Villar-en-Val (11414)
  190. Villardonnel (11413)
  191. Villarzel-Cabardès (11416)
  192. Villasavary (11418)
  193. Villautou (11419)
  194. Villedubert (11422)
  195. Villegailhenc (11425)
  196. Villegly (11426)
  197. Villemagne (11428)
  198. Villemoustaussou (11429)
  199. Villeneuve-Minervois (11433)
  200. Villeneuve-la-Comptal (11430)
  201. Villeneuve-lès-Montréal (11432)
  202. Villepinte (11434)
  203. Villerouge-Termenès (11435)
  204. Villesiscle (11438)
  205. Villespy (11439)
  206. Villesèquelande (11437)
  207. Villetritouls (11440)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
11069 Carcassonne 45,941
  • Carcassonne-1
  • Carcassonne-2
  • Carcassonne-3
Carcassonne Agglo
11076 Castelnaudary 11,096 Bassin Chaurien Castelnaudary Lauragais Audois
11397 Trèbes 5,498 Montagne d'Alaric Carcassonne Agglo
11429 Villemoustaussou 4,322 Vallée de l'Orbiel Carcassonne Agglo
11049 Bram 3,308 Piège au Razès Piège-Lauragais-Malepère

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