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Arrondissement of Valence
Location of the arrondissement Valence in Drôme
Location of the arrondissement Valence in Drôme
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Communes 105
Prefecture Valence
INSEE code 263
Area
 • Total 1,884.4 km2 (727.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 314,233
 • Density 166.755/km2 (431.893/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Valence is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Drôme département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital is the city of Valence.

History

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

Geography

The arrondissement of Valence is the most northern of the arrondissements of the department; it is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 1,884.4 km2 (728 sq mi), but the one with more people living in it, with 314,233 inhabitants and a population density of 166.8 inhabitants/km².

The arrondissement of Valence is bordered to the north and east by the Isère department, to the south by the arrondissement of Die and to the west by the Ardèche department.

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.

There are 12 cantons in the arrondissement of Valence: they are:

  1. Bourg-de-Péage (2601)
  2. Crest (2602) (partly)
  3. Drôme des collines (2605)
  4. Loriol-sur-Drôme (2607) (partly)
  5. Romans-sur-Isère (2611)
  6. Saint-Vallier (2612)
  7. Tain-l'Hermitage (2613)
  8. Valence-1 (2615)
  9. Valence-2 (2616)
  10. Valence-3 (2617)
  11. Valence-4 (2618)
  12. Vercors-Monts du Matin (2619) (partly)

Communes

The arrondissement of Valence has 105 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Albon (26002)
  2. Alixan (26004)
  3. Ambonil (26007)
  4. Andancette (26009)
  5. Anneyron (26010)
  6. Arthémonay (26014)
  7. Barbières (26023)
  8. Barcelonne (26024)
  9. Bathernay (26028)
  10. La Baume-Cornillane (26032)
  11. La Baume-d'Hostun (26034)
  12. Beaumont-lès-Valence (26037)
  13. Beaumont-Monteux (26038)
  14. Beauregard-Baret (26039)
  15. Beausemblant (26041)
  16. Beauvallon (26042)
  17. Bésayes (26049)
  18. Bourg-de-Péage (26057)
  19. Bourg-lès-Valence (26058)
  20. Bren (26061)
  21. Chabeuil (26064)
  22. Le Chalon (26068)
  23. Chanos-Curson (26071)
  24. Chantemerle-les-Blés (26072)
  25. Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse (26077)
  26. Charpey (26079)
  27. Châteaudouble (26081)
  28. Châteauneuf-de-Galaure (26083)
  29. Châteauneuf-sur-Isère (26084)
  30. Châtillon-Saint-Jean (26087)
  31. Chatuzange-le-Goubet (26088)
  32. Chavannes (26092)
  33. Claveyson (26094)
  34. Clérieux (26096)
  35. Combovin (26100)
  36. Crépol (26107)
  37. Crozes-Hermitage (26110)
  38. Épinouze (26118)
  39. Érôme (26119)
  40. Étoile-sur-Rhône (26124)
  41. Eymeux (26129)
  42. Fay-le-Clos (26133)
  43. Génissieux (26139)
  44. Gervans (26380)
  45. Geyssans (26140)
  46. Le Grand-Serre (26143)
  47. Granges-les-Beaumont (26379)
  48. Hauterives (26148)
  49. Hostun (26149)
  50. Jaillans (26381)
  51. Lapeyrouse-Mornay (26155)
  52. Larnage (26156)
  53. Laveyron (26160)
  54. Lens-Lestang (26162)
  55. Malissard (26170)
  56. Manthes (26172)
  57. Marches (26173)
  58. Margès (26174)
  59. Marsaz (26177)
  60. Mercurol-Veaunes (26179)
  61. Miribel (26184)
  62. Montchenu (26194)
  63. Montéléger (26196)
  64. Montélier (26197)
  65. Montmeyran (26206)
  66. Montmiral (26207)
  67. Montrigaud (26210)
  68. Montvendre (26212)
  69. Moras-en-Valloire (26213)
  70. La Motte-de-Galaure (26216)
  71. Mours-Saint-Eusèbe (26218)
  72. Mureils (26219)
  73. Ourches (26224)
  74. Parnans (26225)
  75. Peyrins (26231)
  76. Peyrus (26232)
  77. Ponsas (26247)
  78. Pont-de-l'Isère (26250)
  79. Portes-lès-Valence (26252)
  80. Ratières (26259)
  81. La Roche-de-Glun (26271)
  82. Rochefort-Samson (26273)
  83. Romans-sur-Isère (26281)
  84. Saint-Avit (26293)
  85. Saint-Bardoux (26294)
  86. Saint-Barthélemy-de-Vals (26295)
  87. Saint-Bonnet-de-Valclérieux (26297)
  88. Saint-Christophe-et-le-Laris (26298)
  89. Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse (26301)
  90. Saint-Laurent-d'Onay (26310)
  91. Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence (26313)
  92. Saint-Martin-d'Août (26314)
  93. Saint-Michel-sur-Savasse (26319)
  94. Saint-Paul-lès-Romans (26323)
  95. Saint-Rambert-d'Albon (26325)
  96. Saint-Sorlin-en-Valloire (26330)
  97. Saint-Uze (26332)
  98. Saint-Vallier (26333)
  99. Saint-Vincent-la-Commanderie (26382)
  100. Serves-sur-Rhône (26341)
  101. Tain-l'Hermitage (26347)
  102. Tersanne (26349)
  103. Triors (26355)
  104. Upie (26358)
  105. Valence (26362)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
26362 Valence 62,150 Valence-1, Valence-2
Valence-3 and Valence-4
CA Valence Romans
26281 Romans-sur-Isère 33,366 Bourg-de-Péage
and Romans-sur-Isère
CA Valence Romans
26058 Bourg-lès-Valence 19,591 Valence-1 CA Valence Romans
26057 Bourg-de-Péage 10,171 Bourg-de-Péage CA Valence Romans
26252 Portes-lès-Valence 9,973 Valence-3 CA Valence Romans
26064 Chabeuil 6,880 Valence-2 CA Valence Romans
26325 Saint-Rambert-d'Albon 6,204 Saint-Vallier Porte de Drômardèche
26313 Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence 6,102 Valence-1 CA Valence Romans
26347 Tain-l'Hermitage 6,005 Tain-l'Hermitage CA Hermitage-Tournonais-Herbasse-Pays de Saint-Félicien
26124 Étoile-sur-Rhône 5,287 Loriol-sur-Drôme CA Valence Romans
26088 Chatuzange-le-Goubet 5,222 Vercors-Monts du Matin CA Valence Romans

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Coordinates: 44°55′23″N 4°53′12″E / 44.92306°N 4.88667°E / 44.92306; 4.88667

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