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Arrondissement of Saintes
Arrondissement of France
Location of Saintes in Charente-Maritime
Location of Saintes in Charente-Maritime
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Communes 107
Subrefecture Saintes
INSEE code 174
Area
 • Total 1,546.5 km2 (597.1 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 128,259
 • Density 82.9350/km2 (214.801/sq mi)

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

It has an area of 1,546.5 km2 (597.1 sq mi), and a population of 128,259 inhabitants for a density of 82.9 inhabitants/km².

It is the largest of the arrondissements of the Charente-Maritime department but the third by population.

History

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

It was the centre of the old province of Saintonge.

Geography

Saintes is in the central part of the department. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, to the east by the arrondissement of Cognac (Charente department), to the south by the arrondissement of Jonzac, to the southwest by the Gironde department (through the Gironde estuary), to the west and northwest by the arrondissement of Rochefort.

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 Saintes, there are 4 cantons with all of their communes in the arrondissement: Saint-Porchaire (20 communes), Saintes (1 commune), Saintonge Estuaire (24 communes) and Thénac (25 communes).

The following table shows the distribution of the communes in the arrondissement of Saintes:

Canton Jonzac Rochefort La Rochelle Saintes Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Chaniers 17 10
Pons 26 13
Saint-Jean-d'Angély 2 40
Saint-Porchaire 20
Saintes 1
Saintonge Estuaire 24
Saujon 2 7
Thénac 25

Communes

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

  1. Arces (17015)
  2. Avy (17027)
  3. Balanzac (17030)
  4. Barzan (17034)
  5. Belluire (17039)
  6. Berneuil (17044)
  7. Beurlay (17045)
  8. Biron (17047)
  9. Bougneau (17056)
  10. Boutenac-Touvent (17060)
  11. Brie-sous-Mortagne (17068)
  12. Brives-sur-Charente (17069)
  13. Burie (17072)
  14. Bussac-sur-Charente (17073)
  15. . Chadenac (17078)
  16. Chaniers (17086)
  17. Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet (17098)
  18. Chermignac (17102)
  19. Chérac (17100)
  20. Colombiers (17115)
  21. Corme-Royal (17120)
  22. Corme-Écluse (17119)
  23. Coulonges (17122)
  24. Courcoury (17128)
  25. Cozes (17131)
  26. Cravans (17133)
  27. Crazannes (17134)
  28. Dompierre-sur-Charente (17141)
  29. Floirac (17160)
  30. Fléac-sur-Seugne (17159)
  31. Fontcouverte (17164)
  32. Geay (17171)
  33. Grézac (17183)
  34. Gémozac (17172)
  35. Jazennes (17196)
  36. La Chapelle-des-Pots (17089)
  37. La Clisse (17112)
  38. La Jard (17191)
  39. La Vallée (17455)
  40. Le Chay (17097)
  41. Le Douhet (17143)
  42. Le Seure (17426)
  43. Les Essards (17154)
  44. Les Gonds (17179)
  45. Luchat (17214)
  46. . Marignac (17220)
  47. Mazerolles (17227)
  48. Meschers-sur-Gironde (17230)
  49. Meursac (17232)
  50. Migron (17235)
  51. Montils (17242)
  52. Montpellier-de-Médillan (17244)
  53. Mortagne-sur-Gironde (17248)
  54. Médis (17228)
  55. Nancras (17255)
  56. Nieul-lès-Saintes (17262)
  57. Pessines (17275)
  58. Pisany (17278)
  59. Plassay (17280)
  60. Pons (17283)
  61. Pont-l'Abbé-d'Arnoult (17284)
  62. Port-d'Envaux (17285)
  63. Préguillac (17289)
  64. Pérignac (17273)
  65. Rioux (17298)
  66. Romegoux (17302)
  67. Rouffiac (17304)
  68. Rétaud (17296)
  69. Sablonceaux (17307)
  70. Saint-André-de-Lidon (17310)
  71. Saint-Bris-des-Bois (17313)
  72. Saint-Césaire (17314)
  73. Saint-Georges-des-Coteaux (17336)
  74. Saint-Léger (17354)
  75. Saint-Porchaire (17387)
  76. Saint-Quantin-de-Rançanne (17388)
  77. Saint-Romain-de-Benet (17393)
  78. Saint-Romain-sur-Gironde (17392)
  79. Saint-Sauvant (17395)
  80. Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne (17398)
  81. Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge (17400)
  82. Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille (17404)
  83. Saint-Sulpice-d'Arnoult (17408)
  84. Saint-Vaize (17412)
  85. Sainte-Gemme (17330)
  86. Sainte-Radegonde (17389)
  87. Saintes (17415)
  88. Salignac-sur-Charente (17418)
  89. Saujon (17421)
  90. Semussac (17425)
  91. Soulignonne (17431)
  92. Talmont-sur-Gironde (17437)
  93. Tanzac (17438)
  94. Tesson (17441)
  95. Thaims (17442)
  96. Thénac (17444)
  97. Thézac (17445)
  98. Trizay (17453)
  99. Varzay (17460)
  100. Villars-en-Pons (17469)
  101. Villars-les-Bois (17470)
  102. Virollet (17479)
  103. Vénérand (17462)
  104. Échebrune (17145)
  105. Écoyeux (17147)
  106. Écurat (17148)
  107. Épargnes (17152)

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