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Arrondissement of Rochefort
Arrondissement of France
Location of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime
Location of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Communes 79
Subrefecture Rochefort
INSEE code 172
Area
 • Total 1,527.5 km2 (589.8 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 187,083
 • Density 122.477/km2 (317.213/sq mi)

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

It has an area of 1,527.5 km2 (589.8 sq mi), and a population of 187,083 inhabitants for a density of 122.5 inhabitants/km².

History

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

Geography

Rochefort is in the northern half of the department. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of La Rochelle, to the northeast by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the east by the arrondissements of Saint-Jean-d'Angély and Saintes. To the south is the upper part the Gironde estuary, the largest estuary of France, and the Atlantic Ocean is 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 Rochefort, there are 7 cantons with all of their communes in the arrondissement: Île d'Oléron (8 communes), Marennes (14 communes), Rochefort (1 communes), Royan (3 communes), Surgères (21 communes), Tonnay-Charente (15 communes) and La Tremblade (9 communes). The canton of Châtelaillon-Plage has 4 communes in Rochefort and 4 in the arrondissement of La Rochelle, the canton of La Jarrie has 2 communes in Rochefort and 12 in La Rochelle and the canton of Saujon has 2 communes in Rochefort and 7 in the arrondissement of Saintes.

Communes

The arrondissement of Jonzac has 112 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis (17003)
  2. Ardillières (17018)
  3. Arvert (17021)
  4. Ballon (17032)
  5. Beaugeay (17036)
  6. Bouhet (17057)
  7. Bourcefranc-le-Chapus (17058)
  8. Breuil-Magné (17065)
  9. Breuil-la-Réorte (17063)
  10. Breuillet (17064)
  11. Cabariot (17075)
  12. Chaillevette (17079)
  13. Chambon (17080)
  14. Champagne (17083)
  15. Ciré-d'Aunis (17107)
  16. Dolus-d'Oléron (17140)
  17. Forges (17166)
  18. Fouras (17168)
  19. Genouillé (17174)
  20. Hiers-Brouage (17189)
  21. L'Éguille (17151)
  22. La Brée-les-Bains (17486)
  23. La Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien (17184)
  24. La Tremblade (17452)
  25. Landrais (17203)
  26. Le Château-d'Oléron (17093)
  27. Le Grand-Village-Plage (17485)
  28. Le Gua (17185)
  29. Le Thou (17447)
  30. Les Mathes (17225)
  31. Loire-les-Marais (17205)
  32. Lussant (17216)
  33. Marennes (17219)
  34. Marsais (17221)
  35. Moragne (17246)
  36. Mornac-sur-Seudre (17247)
  37. Moëze (17237)
  38. Muron (17253)
  39. Nieulle-sur-Seudre (17265)
  40. Port-des-Barques (17484)
  41. Puyravault (17293)
  42. Péré (17272)
  43. Rochefort (17299)
  44. Royan (17306)
  45. Saint-Agnant (17308)
  46. Saint-Augustin (17311)
  47. Saint-Coutant-le-Grand (17320)
  48. Saint-Denis-d'Oléron (17323)
  49. Saint-Froult (17329)
  50. Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (17337)
  51. Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (17333)
  52. Saint-Georges-du-Bois (17338)
  53. Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes (17340)
  54. Saint-Hippolyte (17346)
  55. Saint-Jean-d'Angle (17348)
  56. Saint-Just-Luzac (17351)
  57. Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée (17353)
  58. Saint-Mard (17359)
  59. Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente (17375)
  60. Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (17380)
  61. Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly (17382)
  62. Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron (17385)
  63. Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois (17394)
  64. Saint-Sornin (17406)
  65. Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (17409)
  66. Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (17411)
  67. Soubise (17429)
  68. Surgères (17434)
  69. Thairé (17443)
  70. Tonnay-Charente (17449)
  71. Vandré (17457)
  72. Vaux-sur-Mer (17461)
  73. Vergeroux (17463)
  74. Virson (17480)
  75. Vouhé (17482)
  76. Yves (17483)
  77. Échillais (17146)
  78. Étaules (17155)
  79. Île-d'Aix (17004)

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