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Arrondissement of Forcalquier
Arrondissement of France
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 87
Subprefecture Forcalquier
INSEE code 044
Area
 • Total 2,111.6 km2 (815.3 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 88,476
 • Density 41.9000/km2 (108.520/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 Digne-les-Bains.

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 (88,476 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 7 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (8 communes), Forcalquier (15 communes'), Manosque-1 (2 communes and part of Manosque), Manosque-2 (2 communes and part of Manosque), Manosque-3 (2 communes and part of Manosque), Reillanne (21 communes) and Sisteron (5 communes).

The canton of Oraison has 1 commune in the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains and 1 in Forcalquier, and the canton of Seyne has 14 communes in Digne-les-Bains and 20 in Forcalquier.

Communes

The arrondissement of Forcalquier has 87 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Aubenas-les-Alpes (04012)
  2. Aubignosc (04013)
  3. Authon (04016)
  4. Banon (04018)
  5. Bayons (04023)
  6. Bellaffaire (04026)
  7. Bevons (04027)
  8. Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban (04049)
  9. Châteaufort (04050)
  10. Châteauneuf-Miravail (04051)
  11. Châteauneuf-Val-Saint-Donat (04053)
  12. Clamensane (04057)
  13. Claret (04058)
  14. Corbières (04063)
  15. Cruis (04065)
  16. Curbans (04066)
  17. Curel (04067)
  18. Céreste (04045)
  19. Dauphin (04068)
  20. Entrepierres (04075)
  21. Faucon-du-Caire (04085)
  22. Fontienne (04087)
  23. Forcalquier (04088)
  24. Ganagobie (04091)
  25. Gigors (04093)
  26. L'Escale (04079)
  27. L'Hospitalet (04095)
  28. La Brillanne (04034)
  29. La Motte-du-Caire (04134)
  30. La Rochegiron (04169)
  31. Lardiers (04101)
  32. Le Caire (04037)
  33. Les Omergues (04140)
  34. Limans (04104)
  35. Lurs (04106)
  36. Mallefougasse-Augès (04109)
  37. Mane (04111)
  38. Manosque (04112)
  39. Melve (04118)
  40. Mison (04123)
  41. Montfort (04127)
  42. Montfuron (04128)
  43. Montjustin (04129)
  44. Montlaux (04130)
  45. Montsalier (04132)
  46. Nibles (04137)
  47. Niozelles (04138)
  48. Noyers-sur-Jabron (04139)
  49. Ongles (04141)
  50. Oppedette (04142)
  51. Peipin (04145)
  52. Peyruis (04149)
  53. Pierrerue (04151)
  54. Pierrevert (04152)
  55. Piégut (04150)
  56. Redortiers (04159)
  57. Reillanne (04160)
  58. Revest-Saint-Martin (04164)
  59. Revest-des-Brousses (04162)
  60. Revest-du-Bion (04163)
  61. Saint-Geniez (04179)
  62. Saint-Maime (04188)
  63. Saint-Martin-les-Eaux (04190)
  64. Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire (04192)
  65. Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron (04199)
  66. Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues (04178)
  67. Sainte-Croix-à-Lauze (04175)
  68. Sainte-Tulle (04197)
  69. Salignac (04200)
  70. Saumane (04201)
  71. Sigonce (04206)
  72. Sigoyer (04207)
  73. Simiane-la-Rotonde (04208)
  74. Sisteron (04209)
  75. Sourribes (04211)
  76. Thèze (04216)
  77. Turriers (04222)
  78. Vachères (04227)
  79. Valavoire (04228)
  80. Valbelle (04229)
  81. Valernes (04231)
  82. Vaumeilh (04233)
  83. Venterol (04234)
  84. Villemus (04241)
  85. Villeneuve (04242)
  86. Volonne (04244)
  87. Volx (04245)

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