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Arrondissement of Privas
Arrondissement of France
Location of Privas in Ardèche
Location of Privas in Ardèche
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Ardèche
Communes 65
Prefecture Privas
INSEE code 072
Area
 • Total 1,159.4 km2 (447.6 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 87,324
 • Density 75.318/km2 (195.073/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Privas is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Ardèche department. Its capital, and Prefecture of the department, is the city of Privas.

It is in the southeast of Ardèche. It is the smallest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,159.4 km2 (447.6 sq mi). It has 87,324 inhabitants and a density of 75.3 inhabitants/km².

History

When the Ardèche department was created on 4 March 1790, the arrondissement of Privas was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Privas is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Tournon-sur-Rhône, to the east by the Drôme department, to the southeast by the Vaucluse department, to the south by the Gard department and to the west by the arrondissement of Arrondissement of Largentière.

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 Privas, there are 3 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Le Pouzin and Privas. The Canton of Le Cheylard has 33 communes in the arrondissement of Tournon-sur-Rhône and 13 in Privas, the Canton of Le Teil has 13 communes in the arrondissement of Largentière and 6 in Privas, the Canton of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc has 1 commune Privas and 29 in Largentière, and the Canton of La Voulte-sur-Rhône has 9 communes in Tournon-sur-Rhône and 8 in Privas.

Communes

The arrondissement of Privas has 65 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

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