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Arrondissement of Montpellier
Arrondissement of France
Location of Montpellier in Hérault
Location of Montpellier in Hérault
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Communes 93
Prefecture Montpellier
INSEE code 343
Area
 • Total 1,294.6 km2 (499.8 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 689,922
 • Density 532.923/km2 (1,380.26/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Montpellier is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département. Its capital, and prefecture of the department, is the city of Montpellier.

It is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 1,294.6 km2 (499.8 sq mi). It has a population of 689,922 inhabitants and a density of 532.9 inhabitants/km².

The main cities in the arrondissement are Montpellier (272,084 inhabitants), Sète (44,270 inhabitants), Lunel (25,006 inhabitants), Frontignan (22,942 inhabitants), Castelnau-le-Lez (17,837 inhabitants), Lattes (15,748 inhabitants) and Mèze (10,642 inhabitants).

History

When the Hérault department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Montpellier was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement covers the northeastern part of the department and is bordered to the north and northeast by the Gard department, to the east and south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Béziers and to the west by the arrondissement of Lodève.

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 Montpellier, there are 14 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement:

  1. Le Crès
  2. Frontignan
  3. Lattes
  4. Lunel
  5. Mauguio
  6. Montpellier-1
  7. Montpellier-2
  8. Montpellier-3
  9. Montpellier-4
  10. Montpellier-5
  11. Montpellier - Castelnau-le-Lez
  12. Pignan
  13. Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
  14. Sète

The Canton of Lodève has 47 communes in the arrondissement of Lodève and 7 in Montpellier; and the Canton of Mèze has 12 communes the arrondissement of Béziers and 6 in Montpellier.

Communes

The arrondissement of in Montpellier has 93 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

1. Assas (34014) 2. Baillargues (34022) 3. Balaruc-le-Vieux (34024) 4. Balaruc-les-Bains (34023)
5. Beaulieu (34027) 6. Boisseron (34033) 7. Bouzigues (34039) 8. Buzignargues (34043)
9. Campagne (34048) 10. Candillargues (34050) 11. Castelnau-le-Lez (34057) 12. Castries (34058)
13. Cazevieille (34066) 14. Clapiers (34077) 15. Claret (34078) 16. Combaillaux (34082)
17. Cournonsec (34087) 18. Cournonterral (34088) 19. Le Crès (34090) 20. Fabrègues (34095)
21. Ferrières-les-Verreries (34099) 22. Fontanès (34102) 23. Frontignan (34108) 24. Galargues (34110)
25. Garrigues (34112) 26. Gigean (34113) 27. Grabels (34116) 28. La Grande-Motte (34344)
29. Guzargues (34118) 30. Jacou (34120) 31. Juvignac (34123) 32. Lansargues (34127)
33. Lattes (34129) 34. Lauret (34131) 35. Lavérune (34134) 36. Loupian (34143)
37. Lunel (34145) 38. Lunel-Viel (34146) 39. Marsillargues (34151) 40. Les Matelles (34153)
41. Mauguio (34154) 42. Mireval (34159) 43. Montaud (34164) 44. Montbazin (34165)
45. Montferrier-sur-Lez (34169) 46. Montpellier (34172) 47. Mudaison (34176) 48. Murles (34177)
49. Murviel-lès-Montpellier (34179) 50. Mèze (34157) 51. Palavas-les-Flots (34192) 52. Pignan (34202)
53. Poussan (34213) 54. Prades-le-Lez (34217) 55. Pérols (34198) 56. Restinclières (34227)
57. Saint-Aunès (34240) 58. Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel (34242) 59. Saint-Brès (34244) 60. Saint-Christol (34246)
61. Saint-Clément-de-Rivière (34247) 62. Saint-Drézéry (34249) 63. Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues (34256) 64. Saint-Georges-d'Orques (34259)
65. Saint-Gély-du-Fesc (34255) 66. Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir (34263) 67. Saint-Jean-de-Cornies (34265) 68. Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles (34266)
69. Saint-Jean-de-Védas (34270) 70. Saint-Just (34272) 71. Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers (34276) 72. Saint-Nazaire-de-Pézan (34280)
73. Saint-Sériès (34288) 74. Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues (34290) 75. Sainte-Croix-de-Quintillargues (34248) 76. Saturargues (34294)
77. Saussan (34295) 78. Saussines (34296) 79. Sauteyrargues (34297) 80. Sussargues (34307)
81. Sète (34301) 82. Teyran (34309) 83. Le Triadou (34314) 84. Vacquières (34318)
85. Vailhauquès (34320) 86. Valergues (34321) 87. Valflaunès (34322) 88. Vendargues (34327)
89. Vérargues (34330) 90. Vic-la-Gardiole (34333) 91. Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (34337) 92. Villetelle (34340)
93. Villeveyrac (34341)

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