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Arrondissement of Douai
Douai in the Nord department
Douai in the Nord department
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Communes 64
Subprefecture Douai
INSEE code 593
Area
 • Total 476.6 km2 (184.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 246,595
 • Density 517.40/km2 (1,340.07/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Douai is an arrondissement of France, in the Nord department, Hauts-de-France region. Its capital is the city of Douai.

History

When the Nord department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Douai was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Douai is in the central part of the Nord department. It borders with the Lille arrondissement to the north, the Valenciennes arrondissement to the east, the Cambrai arrondissement to the southeast and the Pas-de-Calais department to the south and west.

The arrondissement of Douai is the smallest arrondissement of the department with an area of 476.6 km2 (184.0 sq mi). It has a population of 246,595 inhabitants for a population density of 517.4 inhabitants/km2..

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.

The cantons in the arrondissement of Douai are:

  • Aniche (5901)
  • Douai (5915)
  • Orchies (5931)
  • Sin-le-Noble (5935)

Communes

The arrondissement of Douai has 64 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Aix (59004)
  2. Anhiers (59007)
  3. Aniche (59008)
  4. Arleux (59015)
  5. Auberchicourt (59024)
  6. Aubigny-au-Bac (59026)
  7. Auby (59028)
  8. Auchy-lez-Orchies (59029)
  9. Beuvry-la-Forêt (59080)
  10. Bouvignies (59105)
  11. Bruille-lez-Marchiennes (59113)
  12. Brunémont (59115)
  13. Bugnicourt (59117)
  14. Cantin (59126)
  15. Courchelettes (59156)
  16. Coutiches (59158)
  17. Cuincy (59165)
  18. Dechy (59170)
  19. Douai (59178)
  20. Erchin (59199)
  21. Erre (59203)
  22. Esquerchin (59211)
  23. Estrées (59214)
  24. Faumont (59222)
  25. Fenain (59227)
  26. Flers-en-Escrebieux (59234)
  27. Flines-lez-Raches (59239)
  28. Fressain (59254)
  29. Féchain (59224)
  30. Férin (59228)
  31. Gœulzin (59263)
  32. Guesnain (59276)
  33. Hamel (59280)
  34. Hornaing (59314)
  35. Lallaing (59327)
  36. Lambres-lez-Douai (59329)
  37. Landas (59330)
  38. Lauwin-Planque (59334)
  39. Lewarde (59345)
  40. Loffre (59354)
  41. Lécluse (59336)
  42. Marchiennes (59375)
  43. Marcq-en-Ostrevent (59379)
  44. Masny (59390)
  45. Monchecourt (59409)
  46. Montigny-en-Ostrevent (59414)
  47. Nomain (59435)
  48. Orchies (59449)
  49. Pecquencourt (59456)
  50. Raimbeaucourt (59489)
  51. Rieulay (59501)
  52. Roost-Warendin (59509)
  53. Roucourt (59513)
  54. Râches (59486)
  55. Saméon (59551)
  56. Sin-le-Noble (59569)
  57. Somain (59574)
  58. Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes (59596)
  59. Villers-au-Tertre (59620)
  60. Vred (59629)
  61. Wandignies-Hamage (59637)
  62. Warlaing (59642)
  63. Waziers (59654)
  64. Écaillon (59185)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
59178 Douai 40,736 Douai CA du Douaisis
59569 Sin-le-Noble 15,665 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59574 Somain 12,955 Sin-le-Noble Cœur d'Ostrevent
59008 Aniche 10,431 Aniche Cœur d'Ostrevent
59449 Orchies 8,378 Orchies Pévèle-Carembault
59654 Waziers 7,497 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59028 Auby 7,320 Orchies CA du Douaisis
59165 Cuincy 6,500 Douai CA du Douaisis
59327 Lallaing 6,222 Sin-le-Noble CA du Douaisis
59509 Roost-Warendin 6,125 Orchies CA du Douaisis

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Coordinates: 50°22′N 3°05′E / 50.367°N 3.083°E / 50.367; 3.083

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