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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 57
Subrefecture La Rochelle
INSEE code 173
Area
 • Total 817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 207,697
 • Density 254.001/km2 (657.86/sq mi)

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

It has an area of 817.7 km2 (315.7 sq mi), and a population of 207,697 inhabitants for a density of 254.0 inhabitants/km².

It is the smallest of the arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department but the one with more people living in it.

History

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

Geography

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 7 cantons with all of their communes in the arrondissement: Aytré (4 communes), Île de Ré (10 communes), Lagord (6 communes), Marans (20 communes), La Rochelle-1 (part of La Rochelle), La Rochelle-2 (part of La Rochelle) and La Rochelle-3 (part of La Rochelle). The canton of Châtelaillon-Plage has 4 communes in the arrondissement of Rochefort and 4 in La Rochelle, and the canton of La Jarrie has 2 communes in Rochefort and 12 in La Rochelle.

Communes

The arrondissement of La Rochelle has 57 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Anais (17007)
  2. Andilly (17008)
  3. Angliers (17009)
  4. Angoulins (17010)
  5. Ars-en-Ré (17019)
  6. Aytré (17028)
  7. Benon (17041)
  8. Bourgneuf (17059)
  9. Charron (17091)
  10. Châtelaillon-Plage (17094)
  11. Clavette (17109)
  12. Courçon (17127)
  13. Cramchaban (17132)
  14. Croix-Chapeau (17136)
  15. Dompierre-sur-Mer (17142)
  16. Esnandes (17153)
  17. Ferrières (17158)
  18. L'Houmeau (17190)
  19. La Couarde-sur-Mer (17121)
  20. La Flotte (17161)
  21. La Grève-sur-Mignon (17182)
  22. La Jarne (17193)
  23. La Jarrie (17194)
  24. La Laigne (17201)
  25. La Rochelle (17300)
  26. La Ronde (17303)
  27. Lagord (17200)
  28. Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré (17051)
  29. Le Gué-d'Alleré (17186)
  30. Les Portes-en-Ré (17286)
  31. Loix (17207)
  32. Longèves (17208)
  33. Marans (17218)
  34. Marsilly (17222)
  35. Montroy (17245)
  36. Nieul-sur-Mer (17264)
  37. Nuaillé-d'Aunis (17267)
  38. Puilboreau (17291)
  39. Périgny (17274)
  40. Rivedoux-Plage (17297)
  41. Saint-Christophe (17315)
  42. Saint-Clément-des-Baleines (17318)
  43. Saint-Cyr-du-Doret (17322)
  44. Saint-Jean-de-Liversay (17349)
  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. Saint-Vivien (17413)
  51. Saint-Xandre (17414)
  52. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré (17360)
  53. Sainte-Soulle (17407)
  54. Salles-sur-Mer (17420)
  55. Taugon (17439)
  56. Villedoux (17472)
  57. Vérines (17466)

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