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Arrondissement of Forcalquier
Forcalquier in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Forcalquier in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes 97
Subprefecture Forcalquier
INSEE code 044
Area
 • Total 2,111.6 km2 (815.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 88,333
 • Density 41.8323/km2 (108.345/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Forcalquier is an arrondissement of France in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Forcalquier.

History

When the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Forcalquier was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Forcalquier is the most western of the arrondissements of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department. It is bordered to the north by the Hautes-Alpes department, to the east by the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains, to the south and west by the Vaucluse department and to the northwest by the Drôme department.

The arrondissement of Forcalquier is the second largest arrondissement of the department in area, after the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains, 2,111.6 km2 (815.3 sq mi), but first in population (88,333 inhabitants).

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 Forcalquier, there are 9 cantons and 7 of them with all their communes in the arrondissement:

  1. Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (0403)
  2. Forcalquier (0406)
  3. Manosque-1 (0407)
  4. Manosque-2 (0408)
  5. Manosque-3 (0409)
  6. Oraison (0410) (partly)
  7. Reillanne (0411)
  8. Seyne (0413) (partly)
  9. Sisteron (0414)

Communes

The arrondissement of Forcalquier has 97 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Allemagne-en-Provence (04004)
  2. Aubenas-les-Alpes (04012)
  3. Aubignosc (04013)
  4. Authon (04016)
  5. Banon (04018)
  6. Bayons (04023)
  7. Bellaffaire (04026)
  8. Bevons (04027)
  9. La Brillanne (04034)
  10. Brunet (04035)
  11. Le Caire (04037)
  12. Le Castellet (04041)
  13. Céreste (04045)
  14. Châteaufort (04050)
  15. Châteauneuf-Miravail (04051)
  16. Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (04053)
  17. Clamensane (04057)
  18. Claret (04058)
  19. Corbières (04063)
  20. Cruis (04065)
  21. Curbans (04066)
  22. Curel (04067)
  23. Dauphin (04068)
  24. Entrepierres (04075)
  25. Entrevennes (04077)
  26. Esparron-de-Verdon (04081)
  27. Faucon-du-Caire (04085)
  28. Fontienne (04087)
  29. Forcalquier (04088)
  30. Gigors (04093)
  31. Gréoux-les-Bains (04094)
  32. L’Hospitalet (04095)
  33. Lardiers (04101)
  34. Limans (04104)
  35. Lurs (04106)
  36. Mane (04111)
  37. Manosque (04112)
  38. Melve (04118)
  39. Mison (04123)
  40. Montagnac-Montpezat (04124)
  41. Montfort (04127)
  42. Montfuron (04128)
  43. Montjustin (04129)
  44. Montlaux (04130)
  45. Montsalier (04132)
  46. La Motte-du-Caire (04134)
  47. Nibles (04137)
  48. Niozelles (04138)
  49. Noyers-sur-Jabron (04139)
  50. Les Omergues (04140)
  51. Ongles (04141)
  52. Oppedette (04142)
  53. Oraison (04143)
  54. Peipin (04145)
  55. Piégut (04150)
  56. Pierrerue (04151)
  57. Pierrevert (04152)
  58. Puimichel (04156)
  59. Puimoisson (04157)
  60. Quinson (04158)
  61. Redortiers (04159)
  62. Reillanne (04160)
  63. Revest-des-Brousses (04162)
  64. Revest-du-Bion (04163)
  65. Revest-Saint-Martin (04164)
  66. Riez (04166)
  67. La Rochegiron (04169)
  68. Roumoules (04172)
  69. Sainte-Croix-à-Lauze (04175)
  70. Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues (04178)
  71. Saint-Geniez (04179)
  72. Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon (04186)
  73. Saint-Maime (04188)
  74. Saint-Martin-de-Brômes (04189)
  75. Saint-Martin-les-Eaux (04190)
  76. Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire (04192)
  77. Sainte-Tulle (04197)
  78. Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron (04199)
  79. Salignac (04200)
  80. Saumane (04201)
  81. Sigonce (04206)
  82. Sigoyer (04207)
  83. Simiane-la-Rotonde (04208)
  84. Sisteron (04209)
  85. Sourribes (04211)
  86. Thèze (04216)
  87. Turriers (04222)
  88. Vachères (04227)
  89. Valavoire (04228)
  90. Valbelle (04229)
  91. Valensole (04230)
  92. Valernes (04231)
  93. Vaumeilh (04233)
  94. Venterol (04234)
  95. Villemus (04241)
  96. Villeneuve (04242)
  97. Volx (04245)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
04112 Manosque 21,941 Manosque-1, Manosque-2
and Manosque-3
Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04209 Sisteron 3,629 Sisteron Le Sisteronais-Buëch
04143 Oraison 5,792 Oraison Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04088 Forcalquier 5,210 Forcalquier Pays Forcalquier et Montagne de Lure
04242 Villeneuve 5,210 Oraison Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04152 Pierrevert 3,690 Manosque-1 Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04197 Sainte-Tulle 3,398 Manosque-3 Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04230 Valensole 3,206 Valensole Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04245 Volx 3,134 Manosque-2 Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération
04094 Gréoux-les-Bains 2,645 Valensole Durance-Luberon-Verdon Agglomération

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