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Arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Arrondissement of France
Location of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron
Location of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Communes 62
Subprefecture Villefranche-de-Rouergue
INSEE code 123
Area
 • Total 1,293.4 km2 (499.4 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 64,124
 • Density 49.5779/km2 (128.406/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Aveyron département. Its capital is the city of Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

It is the westernmost and the smallest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,293.4 km2 (499 sq mi). It is also the arrondissement with fewer people living there, with 64,124 inhabitants and a population density of 49.6 inhabitants/km².

History

When the arrondissements were created on 17 February 1800, Villefranche-de-Rouergue was one of them in the Aveyron department.

Geography

The arrondissement is bordered to the north by the Cantal (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) department, to the east by the arrondissement of Rodez, to the south by the Tarn (Occitanie) department and to the west by the Tarn-et-Garonne (Occitanie) and the Lot (Occitanie) departments.

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 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, there are three cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Aveyron et Tarn, Enne et Alzou and Lot et Dourdou. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Canton Millau Rodez Villefranche-de-Rouergue Total
1 Aubrac et Carladez 21 21
2 Aveyron et Tarn 5 12 17
3 Causse-Comtal 7 7
4 Causses-Rougiers 43 43
5 Ceor-Ségala 18 18
6 Enne et Alzou 8 3 11
7 Lot et Dourdou 3 8 11
8 Lot et Montbazinois 16 16
9 Lot et Palanges 13 13
10 Lot et Truyère 14 14
11 Millau-1 3 + part of Millau 3 + part of Millau
12 Millau-2 5 + part of Millau 5 + part of Millau
13 Monts du Réquistanais 14 14
14 Nord-Lévezou 4 4
15 Raspes et Lévezou 16 6 22
16 Rodez-1 part of Rodez part of Rodez
17 Rodez-2 1 + part of Rodez 1 + part of Rodez
18 Rodez-Onet 1 + part of Rodez 1 + part of Rodez
19 Saint-Affrique 11 11
20 Tarn et Causses 18 18
21 Vallon 11 11
22 Villefranche-de-Rouergue 3 3
23 Villeneuvois et Villefranchois 20 20
97 127 62 286

Communes

The arrondissement of Villefranche-de-Rouergue has 62 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Les Albres (12003)
  2. Almont-les-Junies (12004)
  3. Ambeyrac (12007)
  4. Asprières (12012)
  5. Aubin (12013)
  6. Balaguier-d'Olt (12018)
  7. Le Bas-Ségala (12021)
  8. Boisse-Penchot (12028)
  9. Bor-et-Bar (12029)
  10. Bouillac (12030)
  11. Brandonnet (12034)
  12. Capdenac-Gare (12052)
  13. La Capelle-Balaguier (12053)
  14. La Capelle-Bleys (12054)
  15. Causse-et-Diège (12257)
  16. Compolibat (12071)
  17. Cransac (12083)
  18. Decazeville (12089)
  19. Drulhe (12091)
  20. Firmi (12100)
  21. Flagnac (12101)
  22. Foissac (12104)
  23. La Fouillade (12105)
  24. Galgan (12108)
  25. Lanuéjouls (12121)
  26. Livinhac-le-Haut (12130)
  27. Lugan (12134)
  28. Lunac (12135)
  29. Maleville (12136)
  30. Martiel (12140)
  31. Montbazens (12148)
  32. Monteils (12150)
  33. Montsalès (12158)
  34. Morlhon-le-Haut (12159)
  35. Najac (12167)
  36. Naussac (12170)
  37. Ols-et-Rinhodes (12175)
  38. Peyrusse-le-Roc (12181)
  39. Prévinquières (12190)
  40. Privezac (12191)
  41. Rieupeyroux (12198)
  42. La Rouquette (12205)
  43. Roussennac (12206)
  44. Saint-André-de-Najac (12210)
  45. Sainte-Croix (12217)
  46. Saint-Igest (12227)
  47. Saint-Parthem (12240)
  48. Saint-Rémy (12242)
  49. Saint-Santin (12246)
  50. Salles-Courbatiès (12252)
  51. Salvagnac-Cajarc (12256)
  52. Sanvensa (12259)
  53. Saujac (12261)
  54. Savignac (12263)
  55. Sonnac (12272)
  56. Toulonjac (12281)
  57. Vailhourles (12287)
  58. Valzergues (12289)
  59. Vaureilles (12290)
  60. Villefranche-de-Rouergue (12300)
  61. Villeneuve (12301)
  62. Viviez (12305)

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