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Arrondissement of Confolens

arrondissement of France

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

Arrondissement of Confolens
Location of Confolens in Charente
Location of Confolens in Charente
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
Communes150
PrefectureConfolens
INSEE code163
Area
 • Total2,267.7 km2 (875.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total64,252
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

When the Charente department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Confolens was part of that original department.[1]

GeographyEdit

The arrondissement of Confolens is the largest arrondissement of the department with an area of 2,267.7 km2 (875.6 sq mi).[2] It has 64,252 inhabitants and a density of 28.3 inhabitants/km².[3]

The arrondissement of Confolens is in northern Charente and is bordered to the northwest by the Deux-Sèvres department, to the north by the Vienne department, to the east and southeast by the Haute-Vienne department, to the south by the arrondissement of Angoulême, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Cognac, to the west by the Charente-Maritime department.

It has a small border with the Dordogne department to the southeast.

CompositionEdit

CantonsEdit

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Confolens, there are only two cantons where not all their "communes" are in the arrondissement: Boixe-et-Manslois and Val de Tardoire. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Confolens
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Angoulême Cognac Confolens
1605 Boixe-et-Manslois 15 26 41
1606 Charente-Bonnieure 34 34
1608 Charente-Nord 49 49
1610 Charente-Vienne 29 29
1619 Val de Tardoire 28 1 29

CommunesEdit

The arrondissement of Confolens has 150 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Abzac (16001)
  2. Les Adjots (16002)
  3. Aigre (16005)
  4. Alloue (16007)
  5. Ambérac (16008)
  6. Ambernac (16009)
  7. Anais (16011)
  8. Ansac-sur-Vienne (16016)
  9. Aunac-sur-Charente (16023)
  10. Aussac-Vadalle (16024)
  11. Barbezières (16027)
  12. Barro (16031)
  13. Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette (16035)
  14. Benest (16038)
  15. Bernac (16039)
  16. Bessé (16042)
  17. Bioussac (16044)
  18. Le Bouchage (16054)
  19. Brettes (16059)
  20. Brigueuil (16064)
  21. Brillac (16065)
  22. Cellefrouin (16068)
  23. Cellettes (16069)
  24. Chabanais (16070)
  25. Chabrac (16071)
  26. Champagne-Mouton (16076)
  27. La Chapelle (16081)
  28. Charmé (16083)
  29. Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (16085)
  30. Chassenon (16086)
  31. Chassiecq (16087)
  32. Chenon (16095)
  33. Cherves-Châtelars (16096)
  34. La Chèvrerie (16098)
  35. Chirac (16100)
  36. Condac (16104)
  37. Confolens (16106)
  38. Coulonges (16108)
  39. Courcôme (16110)
  40. Couture (16114)
  41. Ébréon (16122)
  42. Empuré (16127)
  43. Épenède (16128)
  44. Esse (16131)
  45. Étagnac (16132)
  46. Exideuil (16134)
  47. La Faye (16136)
  48. Fontclaireau (16140)
  49. Fontenille (16141)
  50. La Forêt-de-Tessé (16142)
  51. Fouqueure (16144)
  52. Genouillac (16149)
  53. Les Gours (16155)
  54. Le Grand-Madieu (16157)
  55. Hiesse (16164)
  56. Juillé (16173)
  57. Lessac (16181)
  58. Lesterps (16182)
  59. Lésignac-Durand (16183)
  60. Lichères (16184)
  61. Ligné (16185)
  62. Le Lindois (16188)
  63. Londigny (16189)
  64. Longré (16190)
  65. Lonnes (16191)
  66. Roumazières-Loubert (16192)
  67. Lupsault (16194)
  68. Lussac (16195)
  69. Luxé (16196)
  70. La Magdeleine (16197)
  71. Maine-de-Boixe (16200)
  72. Manot (16205)
  73. Mansle (16206)
  74. Massignac (16212)
  75. Mazerolles (16213)
  76. Mazières (16214)
  77. Montembœuf (16225)
  78. Montignac-Charente (16226)
  79. Montjean (16229)
  80. Montrollet (16231)
  81. Mouton (16237)
  82. Moutonneau (16238)
  83. Mouzon (16239)
  84. Nanclars (16241)
  85. Nanteuil-en-Vallée (16242)
  86. Nieuil (16245)
  87. Oradour (16248)
  88. Oradour-Fanais (16249)
  89. Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie (16253)
  90. Parzac (16255)
  91. La Péruse (16259)
  92. Les Pins (16261)
  93. Pleuville (16264)
  94. Poursac (16268)
  95. Pressignac (16270)
  96. Puyréaux (16272)
  97. Raix (16273)
  98. Ranville-Breuillaud (16275)
  99. Roussines (16289)
  100. Ruffec (16292)
  101. Saint-Amant-de-Boixe (16295)
  102. Saint-Amant-de-Bonnieure (16296)
  103. Saint-Angeau (16300)
  104. Saint-Christophe (16306)
  105. Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure (16307)
  106. Saint-Claud (16308)
  107. Sainte-Colombe (16309)
  108. Saint-Coutant (16310)
  109. Saint-Fraigne (16317)
  110. Saint-Front (16318)
  111. Saint-Georges (16321)
  112. Saint-Gourson (16325)
  113. Saint-Groux (16326)
  114. Saint-Laurent-de-Céris (16329)
  115. Saint-Martin-du-Clocher (16335)
  116. Saint-Mary (16336)
  117. Saint-Maurice-des-Lions (16337)
  118. Saint-Quentin-sur-Charente (16345)
  119. Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec (16356)
  120. Salles-de-Villefagnan (16361)
  121. Saulgond (16363)
  122. Sauvagnac (16364)
  123. Souvigné (16373)
  124. Suaux (16375)
  125. Suris (16376)
  126. La Tâche (16377)
  127. Taizé-Aizie (16378)
  128. Theil-Rabier (16381)
  129. Tourriers (16383)
  130. Turgon (16389)
  131. Tusson (16390)
  132. Tuzie (16391)
  133. Valence (16392)
  134. Vars (16393)
  135. Ventouse (16396)
  136. Verdille (16397)
  137. Verneuil (16398)
  138. Verteuil-sur-Charente (16400)
  139. Vervant (16401)
  140. Le Vieux-Cérier (16403)
  141. Vieux-Ruffec (16404)
  142. Villefagnan (16409)
  143. Villegats (16410)
  144. Villejésus (16411)
  145. Villejoubert (16412)
  146. Villiers-le-Roux (16413)
  147. Villognon (16414)
  148. Vitrac-Saint-Vincent (16416)
  149. Vouharte (16419)
  150. Xambes (16423)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
16292 Ruffec 3,477 Charente-Nord Val de Charente
16085 Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure 3,039 Charente-Bonnieure Charente Limousine
16106 Confolens 2,728 Charente-Vienne Charente Limousine
16192 Roumazières-Loubert 2,505 Charente-Bonnieure Charente Limousine
16070 Chabanais 1,693 Charente-Vienne Charente Limousine
16206 Mansle 1,639 Boixe-et-Manslois Cœur de Charente
16242 Nanteuil-en-Vallée 1,365 Charente-Nord Val de Charente
16005 Aigre 1,093 Charente-Nord Cœur de Charente
16308 Saint-Claud 1,091 Charente-Bonnieure Charente Limousine
16064 Brigueuil 1,061 Charente-Vienne Charente Limousine

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Historique de la Charente". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Confolens (163)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-195 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Charente" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. "Arrondissement de Confolens (163)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

Coordinates: 46°01′N 0°40′W / 46.017°N 0.667°W / 46.017; -0.667