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Arrondissement of Dax
Location of Dax in Landes
Location of Dax in Landes
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Landes
Communes 152
Subprefecture Dax
INSEE code 401
Area
 • Total 3,194.2 km2 (1,233.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 220,656
 • Density 69.0802/km2 (178.917/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Dax is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Landes département. Its capital, and subprefecture of the department, is the city of Dax.

History

When the arrondissements were created in 1800, Dax was one of them in the Landes department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Dax is in the southwest of the Landes department; it has an area of 3,194.2 km2 (1,233 sq mi), and a population of 220,656 inhabitants; its population density is of 69.1 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement is bordered to the north and east by the arrondissement of Mont-de-Marsan, to the south by the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and to the west by the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean).

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 Dax, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Côte d'Argent and Pays morcenais tarusate. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Dax
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Dax Mont-de-Marsan
4003 Côte d'Argent 10 6 16
4004 Coteau de Chalosse 50 50
4005 Dax-1 10 + part of Dax 10 + part of Dax
4006 Dax-2 9 + part of Dax 9 + part of Dax
4009 Marensin-Sud 12 12
4012 Orthe et Arrigans 24 24
4013 Pays morcenais tarusate 17 9 26
4014 Pays tyrossais 11 11
4015 Seignanx 8 8

Communes

The arrondissement of Dax has 152 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Amou (40002)
  2. Angoumé (40003)
  3. Angresse (40004)
  4. Argelos (40007)
  5. Arsague (40011)
  6. Audon (40018)
  7. Azur (40021)
  8. Baigts (40023)
  9. Bassercles (40027)
  10. Bastennes (40028)
  11. Bégaar (40031)
  12. Bélus (40034)
  13. Bénesse-lès-Dax (40035)
  14. Bénesse-Maremne (40036)
  15. Bergouey (40038)
  16. Beylongue (40040)
  17. Beyries (40041)
  18. Biarrotte (40042)
  19. Biaudos (40044)
  20. Bonnegarde (40047)
  21. Brassempouy (40054)
  22. Cagnotte (40059)
  23. Candresse (40063)
  24. Capbreton (40065)
  25. Carcarès-Sainte-Croix (40066)
  26. Carcen-Ponson (40067)
  27. Cassen (40068)
  28. Castaignos-Souslens (40069)
  29. Castelnau-Chalosse (40071)
  30. Castel-Sarrazin (40074)
  31. Castets (40075)
  32. Cauneille (40077)
  33. Caupenne (40078)
  34. Clermont (40084)
  35. Dax (40088)
  36. Doazit (40089)
  37. Donzacq (40090)
  38. Estibeaux (40095)
  39. Gaas (40101)
  40. Gamarde-les-Bains (40104)
  41. Garrey (40106)
  42. Gaujacq (40109)
  43. Gibret (40112)
  44. Goos (40113)
  45. Gourbera (40114)
  46. Gousse (40115)
  47. Gouts (40116)
  48. Habas (40118)
  49. Hastingues (40120)
  50. Hauriet (40121)
  51. Herm (40123)
  52. Heugas (40125)
  53. Hinx (40126)
  54. Josse (40129)
  55. Labatut (40132)
  56. Labenne (40133)
  57. Lahosse (40141)
  58. Laluque (40142)
  59. Lamothe (40143)
  60. Larbey (40144)
  61. Laurède (40147)
  62. Léon (40150)
  63. Lesgor (40151)
  64. Le Leuy (40153)
  65. Lévignacq (40154)
  66. Linxe (40155)
  67. Lit-et-Mixe (40157)
  68. Louer (40159)
  69. Lourquen (40160)
  70. Magescq (40168)
  71. Marpaps (40173)
  72. Maylis (40177)
  73. Mées (40179)
  74. Meilhan (40180)
  75. Messanges (40181)
  76. Mimbaste (40183)
  77. Misson (40186)
  78. Moliets-et-Maa (40187)
  79. Montfort-en-Chalosse (40194)
  80. Mouscardès (40199)
  81. Mugron (40201)
  82. Narrosse (40202)
  83. Nassiet (40203)
  84. Nerbis (40204)
  85. Nousse (40205)
  86. Oeyregave (40206)
  87. Oeyreluy (40207)
  88. Onard (40208)
  89. Ondres (40209)
  90. Orist (40211)
  91. Orthevielle (40212)
  92. Orx (40213)
  93. Ossages (40214)
  94. Ozourt (40216)
  95. Pey (40222)
  96. Peyrehorade (40224)
  97. Pomarez (40228)
  98. Pontonx-sur-l'Adour (40230)
  99. Port-de-Lanne (40231)
  100. Pouillon (40233)
  101. Poyanne (40235)
  102. Poyartin (40236)
  103. Préchacq-les-Bains (40237)
  104. Rion-des-Landes (40243)
  105. Rivière-Saas-et-Gourby (40244)
  106. Saint-André-de-Seignanx (40248)
  107. Saint-Aubin (40249)
  108. Saint-Barthélemy (40251)
  109. Saint-Cricq-du-Gave (40254)
  110. Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse (40271)
  111. Saint-Étienne-d'Orthe (40256)
  112. Saint-Geours-d'Auribat (40260)
  113. Saint-Geours-de-Maremne (40261)
  114. Saint-Jean-de-Lier (40263)
  115. Saint-Jean-de-Marsacq (40264)
  116. Saint-Julien-en-Born (40266)
  117. Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse (40268)
  118. Saint-Lon-les-Mines (40269)
  119. Saint-Martin-de-Hinx (40272)
  120. Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx (40273)
  121. Saint-Michel-Escalus (40276)
  122. Saint-Pandelon (40277)
  123. Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (40279)
  124. Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (40283)
  125. Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse (40284)
  126. Saint-Yaguen (40285)
  127. Saubion (40291)
  128. Saubrigues (40292)
  129. Saubusse (40293)
  130. Saugnac-et-Cambran (40294)
  131. Seignosse (40296)
  132. Seyresse (40300)
  133. Siest (40301)
  134. Soorts-Hossegor (40304)
  135. Sorde-l'Abbaye (40306)
  136. Sort-en-Chalosse (40308)
  137. Souprosse (40309)
  138. Soustons (40310)
  139. Taller (40311)
  140. Tarnos (40312)
  141. Tartas (40313)
  142. Tercis-les-Bains (40314)
  143. Téthieu (40315)
  144. Tilh (40316)
  145. Tosse (40317)
  146. Toulouzette (40318)
  147. Uza (40322)
  148. Vicq-d'Auribat (40324)
  149. Vielle-Saint-Girons (40326)
  150. Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains (40328)
  151. Villenave (40330)
  152. Yzosse (40334)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
40088 Dax 20,485 Dax-1 and Dax-2 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Dax
40279 Saint-Paul-lès-Dax 13,189 Dax-1 Communauté d'agglomération du Grand Dax
40312 Tarnos 12,354 Seignanx Le Seignanx
40065 Capbreton 8,586 Pays tyrossais Maremne Adour Côte Sud
40284 Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse 7,717 Pays tyrossais Maremne Adour Côte Sud
40310 Soustons 7,611 Marensin-Sud Maremne Adour Côte Sud
40133 Labenne 5,864 Pays tyrossais Maremne Adour Côte Sud
40273 Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx 5,016 Seignanx Le Seignanx
40209 Ondres 4,924 Seignanx Le Seignanx

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