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Arrondissement of La Rochelle
Arrondissement of France
Location of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime
Location of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Communes 58
Subrefecture La Rochelle
INSEE code 173
Area
 • Total 817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 210,151
 • Density 257.003/km2 (665.63/sq mi)

The arrondissement of La Rochelle is an arrondissement of France, in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital, and the prefecture of the department, is the city of La Rochelle.

History

When the Charente-Maritime department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of La Rochelle was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of La Rochelle is the smallest of the arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department but the one with more people living in it. It has an area of 817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi), and a population of 210,151 inhabitants for a density of 257.0 inhabitants/km².

La Rochelle is the northernmost arrondissement of the department. It is formed from the old province of Aunis, with centre in La Rochelle, its historical capital.

It is bordered to the north by the Vendée department, to the east by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the south by the arrondissement of Rochefort, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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 La Rochelle, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: the Châtelaillon-Plage and La Jarrie cantons. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of La Rochelle
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
1701 Aytré 4 4
1703 Châtelaillon-Plage 3 5 8
1705 Île de Ré 10 10
1706 La Jarrie 2 12 14
1708 Lagord 6 6
1709 Marans 20 20
1714 La Rochelle-1 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle
1715 La Rochelle-2 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle
1716 La Rochelle-3 part of La Rochelle part of La Rochelle

Communes

The arrondissement of La Rochelle has 58 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Andilly (17008)
  2. Angliers (17009)
  3. Angoulins (17010)
  4. Ars-en-Ré (17019)
  5. Aytré (17028)
  6. Benon (17041)
  7. Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré (17051)
  8. Bourgneuf (17059)
  9. Charron (17091)
  10. Châtelaillon-Plage (17094)
  11. Clavette (17109)
  12. La Couarde-sur-Mer (17121)
  13. Courçon (17127)
  14. Cramchaban (17132)
  15. Croix-Chapeau (17136)
  16. Dompierre-sur-Mer (17142)
  17. Esnandes (17153)
  18. Ferrières (17158)
  19. La Flotte (17161)
  20. La Grève-sur-Mignon (17182)
  21. Le Gué-d'Alleré (17186)
  22. L'Houmeau (17190)
  23. La Jarne (17193)
  24. La Jarrie (17194)
  25. Lagord (17200)
  26. La Laigne (17201)
  27. Loix (17207)
  28. Longèves (17208)
  29. Marans (17218)
  30. Marsilly (17222)
  31. Montroy (17245)
  32. Nieul-sur-Mer (17264)
  33. Nuaillé-d'Aunis (17267)
  34. Périgny (17274)
  35. Les Portes-en-Ré (17286)
  36. Puilboreau (17291)
  37. Rivedoux-Plage (17297)
  38. La Rochelle (17300)
  39. La Ronde (17303)
  40. Saint-Christophe (17315)
  41. Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17318)
  42. Saint-Cyr-du-Doret (17322)
  43. Saint-Jean-de-Liversay (17349)
  44. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré (17360)
  45. Saint-Martin-de-Ré (17369)
  46. Saint-Médard-d'Aunis (17373)
  47. Saint-Ouen-d'Aunis (17376)
  48. Saint-Rogatien (17391)
  49. Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis (17396)
  50. Sainte-Soulle (17407)
  51. Saint-Vivien (17413)
  52. Saint-Xandre (17414)
  53. Salles-sur-Mer (17420)
  54. Taugon (17439)
  55. Thairé (17443)
  56. Vérines (17466)
  57. Villedoux (17472)
  58. Yves (17483)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
17300 La Rochelle 74,998 La Rochelle-1, La Rochelle-2, La Rochelle-3 CA de la Rochelle
17028 Aytré 8,821 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17274 Périgny 7,866 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17200 Lagord 7,199 Lagord CA de la Rochelle
17094 Châtelaillon-Plage 6,064 Châtelaillon-Plage CA de la Rochelle
17291 Puilboreau 5,911 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17264 Nieul-sur-Mer 5,761 Lagord CA de la Rochelle
17142 Dompierre-sur-Mer 5,344 Aytré CA de la Rochelle
17218 Marans 4,590 Marans Aunis Atlantique
17414 Saint-Xandre 4,463 Lagord CA de la Rochelle

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Coordinates: 46°10′N 1°10′W / 46.167°N 1.167°W / 46.167; -1.167

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