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Arrondissement of Confolens
Arrondissement of France
Location of Confolens in Charente
Location of Confolens in Charente
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Communes 138
Prefecture Confolens
INSEE code 163
Area
 • Total 2,267.7 km2 (875.6 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 64,457
 • Density 28.4240/km2 (73.6177/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Confolens is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Confolens.

It is the largest arrondissement of the department with an area of 2,267.7 km2 (875.6 sq mi). It has 64,457 inhabitants and a density of 28.4 inhabitants/km².

History

When the Charente department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Confolens was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Confolens is in northern Charente and is bordered to the northwest by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the north by the Vienne department, to the east and southeast by the Haute-Vienne department, to the south by the arrondissement of Angoulême, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Cognac, to the west by the Charente-Maritime department.

It has a small border with the Dordogne department to the southeast.

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 Confolens, there are 3 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Charente-Bonnieure, Charente-Nord and Charente-Vienne. The canton of Boixe-et-Manslois has 15 communes in the arrondissement of Angoulême and 26 in Confolens and the canton of Val de Tardoire has 28 communes in Angoulême and 1 in Confolens.

Communes

The arrondissement of Confolens has 138 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Abzac (16001)
  2. Les Adjots (16002)
  3. Aigre (16005)
  4. Alloue (16007)
  5. Ambernac (16009)
  6. Ansac-sur-Vienne (16016)
  7. Aunac (16023)
  8. Barbezières (16027)
  9. Barro (16031)
  10. Bayers (16033)
  11. Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette (16035)
  12. Benest (16038)
  13. Bernac (16039)
  14. Bessé (16042)
  15. Bioussac (16044)
  16. Le Bouchage (16054)
  17. Brettes (16059)
  18. Brigueuil (16064)
  19. Brillac (16065)
  20. Cellefrouin (16068)
  21. Cellettes (16069)
  22. Chabanais (16070)
  23. Chabrac (16071)
  24. Champagne-Mouton (16076)
  25. Charmé (16083)
  26. Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (16085)
  27. Chassenon (16086)
  28. Chassiecq (16087)
  29. Chenommet (16094)
  30. Chenon (16095)
  31. Cherves-Châtelars (16096)
  32. La Chèvrerie (16098)
  33. Chirac (16100)
  34. Condac (16104)
  35. Confolens (16106)
  36. Courcôme (16110)
  37. Couture (16114)
  38. Ébréon (16122)
  39. Empuré (16127)
  40. Épenède (16128)
  41. Esse (16131)
  42. Étagnac (16132)
  43. Exideuil (16134)
  44. La Faye (16136)
  45. Fontclaireau (16140)
  46. Fontenille (16141)
  47. La Forêt-de-Tessé (16142)
  48. Fouqueure (16144)
  49. Genouillac (16149)
  50. Les Gours (16155)
  51. Le Grand-Madieu (16157)
  52. Hiesse (16164)
  53. Juillé (16173)
  54. Lésignac-Durand (16183)
  55. Lessac (16181)
  56. Lesterps (16182)
  57. Lichères (16184)
  58. Ligné (16185)
  59. Le Lindois (16188)
  60. Londigny (16189)
  61. Longré (16190)
  62. Lonnes (16191)
  63. Lupsault (16194)
  64. Lussac (16195)
  65. Luxé (16196)
  66. La Magdeleine (16197)
  67. Manot (16205)
  68. Mansle (16206)
  69. Massignac (16212)
  70. Mazerolles (16213)
  71. Mazières (16214)
  72. Montembœuf (16225)
  73. Montjean (16229)
  74. Montrollet (16231)
  75. Mouton (16237)
  76. Moutonneau (16238)
  77. Mouzon (16239)
  78. Nanteuil-en-Vallée (16242)
  79. Nieuil (16245)
  80. Oradour (16248)
  81. Oradour-Fanais (16249)
  82. Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie (16253)
  83. Parzac (16255)
  84. La Péruse (16259)
  85. Les Pins (16261)
  86. Pleuville (16264)
  87. Poursac (16268)
  88. Pressignac (16270)
  89. Puyréaux (16272)
  90. Raix (16273)
  91. Ranville-Breuillaud (16275)
  92. Roumazières-Loubert (16192)
  93. Roussines (16289)
  94. Ruffec (16292)
  95. Saint-Adjutory (16293)
  96. Saint-Amant-de-Bonnieure (16296)
  97. Saint-Angeau (16300)
  98. Saint-Christophe (16306)
  99. Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (16307)
  100. Saint-Claud (16308)
  101. Saint-Coutant (16310)
  102. Sainte-Colombe (16309)
  103. Saint-Fraigne (16317)
  104. Saint-Front (16318)
  105. Saint-Georges (16321)
  106. Saint-Gourson (16325)
  107. Saint-Groux (16326)
  108. Saint-Laurent-de-Céris (16329)
  109. Saint-Martin-du-Clocher (16335)
  110. Saint-Mary (16336)
  111. Saint-Maurice-des-Lions (16337)
  112. Saint-Quentin-sur-Charente (16345)
  113. Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec (16356)
  114. Salles-de-Villefagnan (16361)
  115. Saulgond (16363)
  116. Sauvagnac (16364)
  117. Souvigné (16373)
  118. Suaux (16375)
  119. Suris (16376)
  120. La Tâche (16377)
  121. Taizé-Aizie (16378)
  122. Theil-Rabier (16381)
  123. Turgon (16389)
  124. Tusson (16390)
  125. Tuzie (16391)
  126. Valence (16392)
  127. Ventouse (16396)
  128. Verdille (16397)
  129. Verneuil (16398)
  130. Verteuil-sur-Charente (16400)
  131. Le Vieux-Cérier (16403)
  132. Vieux-Ruffec (16404)
  133. Villefagnan (16409)
  134. Villegats (16410)
  135. Villejésus (16411)
  136. Villiers-le-Roux (16413)
  137. Villognon (16414)
  138. Vitrac-Saint-Vincent (16416)

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