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Arrondissement of Saint-Girons
Location of Saint-Girons in Ariège
Location of Saint-Girons in Ariège
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Ariège
Communes 82
Subprefecture Saint-Girons
INSEE code 093
Area
 • Total 1,497.2 km2 (578.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 27,399
 • Density 18.3002/km2 (47.3972/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Saint-Girons is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Ariège département. Its capital is the city of Saint-Girons.

History

When the Ariège department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Saint-Girons was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Saint-Girons is the most western of the arrondissements of the Ariège department. It has the Haute-Garonne department to the west and north, the Pamiers arrondissement to the northeast, the Arrondissement of Foix to the east and Spain to the south.

It is the second in area, after Foix, of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,497.2 km2 (578 sq mi), but it is the one with fewest people living in it with 27,399 inhabitants and a density of 18.3 inhabitants/km².

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 Saint-Girons, there are 2 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: the Couserans Ouest and the Portes du Couserans (28 communes) as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in the cantons by arrondissements
No. Canton Foix Pamiers Saint-Girons Total
1 Couserans Est 13 24 37
2 Couserans Ouest 30 30
3 Portes du Couserans 28 28

Communes

The arrondissement of Saint-Girons has 82 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Aleu (09005)
  2. Alos (09008)
  3. Antras (09011)
  4. Argein (09014)
  5. Arrien-en-Bethmale (09017)
  6. Arrout (09018)
  7. Aucazein (09025)
  8. Audressein (09026)
  9. Augirein (09027)
  10. Aulus-les-Bains (09029)
  11. Bagert (09033)
  12. Balacet (09034)
  13. Balaguères (09035)
  14. Barjac (09037)
  15. Betchat (09054)
  16. Bethmale (09055)
  17. Biert (09057)
  18. Bonac-Irazein (09059)
  19. Boussenac (09065)
  20. Buzan (09069)
  21. Bédeille (09046)
  22. Castelnau-Durban (09082)
  23. Castillon-en-Couserans (09085)
  24. Caumont (09086)
  25. Cazavet (09091)
  26. Cescau (09095)
  27. Clermont (09097)
  28. Contrazy (09098)
  29. Couflens (09100)
  30. Cérizols (09094)
  31. Encourtiech (09110)
  32. Engomer (09111)
  33. Ercé (09113)
  34. Erp (09114)
  35. Esplas-de-Sérou (09118)
  36. Eycheil (09119)
  37. Fabas (09120)
  38. Gajan (09128)
  39. Galey (09129)
  40. Illartein (09141)
  41. La Bastide-du-Salat (09041)
  42. Lacave (09148)
  43. Lacourt (09149)
  44. Lasserre (09158)
  45. Le Port (09231)
  46. Les Bordes-sur-Lez (09062)
  47. Lescure (09164)
  48. Lorp-Sentaraille (09289)
  49. Massat (09182)
  50. Mauvezin-de-Prat (09183)
  51. Mauvezin-de-Sainte-Croix (09184)
  52. Mercenac (09187)
  53. Montardit (09198)
  54. Montesquieu-Avantès (09204)
  55. Montgauch (09208)
  56. Montjoie-en-Couserans (09209)
  57. Montégut-en-Couserans (09201)
  58. Moulis (09214)
  59. Mérigon (09190)
  60. Orgibet (09219)
  61. Oust (09223)
  62. Prat-Bonrepaux (09235)
  63. Rimont (09246)
  64. Rivèrenert (09247)
  65. Saint-Girons (09261)
  66. Saint-Jean-du-Castillonnais (09263)
  67. Saint-Lary (09267)
  68. Saint-Lizier (09268)
  69. Sainte-Croix-Volvestre (09257)
  70. Salsein (09279)
  71. Seix (09285)
  72. Sentein (09290)
  73. Sentenac-d'Oust (09291)
  74. Sor (09297)
  75. Soueix-Rogalle (09299)
  76. Soulan (09301)
  77. Taurignan-Castet (09307)
  78. Taurignan-Vieux (09308)
  79. Tourtouse (09313)
  80. Uchentein (09317)
  81. Ustou (09322)
  82. Villeneuve (09335)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton
09261 Saint-Girons 6,284 Couserans Ouest
09268 Saint-Lizier 1,417 Portes du Couserans
09289 Lorp-Sentaraille 1,380 Portes du Couserans
09209 Montjoie-en-Couserans 1,072 Portes du Couserans

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Coordinates: 42°59′00″N 1°09′00″E / 42.9833°N 1.1500°E / 42.9833; 1.1500

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