Arrondissement of Lodève

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Lodève
Location within the region Occitanie
Location within the region Occitanie
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
No. of communes122
SubprefectureLodève
Area
 • Total2,005.0 km2 (774.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total138,746
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE code342

The arrondissement of Lodève is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Hérault département. Its INSEE code is 342 and its capital city is Lodève. It has 122 communes.[1] Its population is 138,746 (2016), and its area is 2,005.0 km2 (774.1 sq mi).[2]

It is the northernmost of the arrondissements of the department. The main cities, with more than 5,000 inhabitants in 2012, in the arrondissement are Clermont-l'Hérault (8,221 inhabitants), Lodève (7,552 inhabitants), Gignac (5,654 inhabitants) and Saint-André-de-Sangonis (5,586 inhabitants).[3]

Geography[edit]

The arrondissement of Lodève is bordered to the north by the Gard department, to the east by the arrondissement of Montpellier, to the south by the arrondissement of Béziers, and to the west by the Aveyron department.

Composition[edit]

The communes of the arrondissement of Lodève are (with their INSEE codes):[1]

  1. Agonès (34005)
  2. Aniane (34010)
  3. Arboras (34011)
  4. Argelliers (34012)
  5. Aspiran (34013)
  6. Assas (34014)
  7. Aumelas (34016)
  8. Bélarga (34029)
  9. La Boissière (34035)
  10. Le Bosc (34036)
  11. Brignac (34041)
  12. Brissac (34042)
  13. Buzignargues (34043)
  14. Cabrières (34045)
  15. Campagnan (34047)
  16. Canet (34051)
  17. Causse-de-la-Selle (34060)
  18. Le Caylar (34064)
  19. Cazevieille (34066)
  20. Cazilhac (34067)
  21. Celles (34072)
  22. Ceyras (34076)
  23. Claret (34078)
  24. Clermont-l'Hérault (34079)
  25. Combaillaux (34082)
  26. Le Cros (34091)
  27. Ferrières-les-Verreries (34099)
  28. Fontanès (34102)
  29. Fontès (34103)
  30. Fozières (34106)
  31. Ganges (34111)
  32. Gignac (34114)
  33. Gorniès (34115)
  34. Guzargues (34118)
  35. Jonquières (34122)
  36. Lacoste (34124)
  37. Lagamas (34125)
  38. Laroque (34128)
  39. Lauret (34131)
  40. Lauroux (34132)
  41. Lavalette (34133)
  42. Liausson (34137)
  43. Lieuran-Cabrières (34138)
  44. Lodève (34142)
  45. Mas-de-Londres (34152)
  46. Les Matelles (34153)
  47. Mérifons (34156)
  48. Montarnaud (34163)
  49. Montoulieu (34171)
  50. Montpeyroux (34173)
  51. Moulès-et-Baucels (34174)
  52. Mourèze (34175)
  53. Murles (34177)
  54. Nébian (34180)
  55. Notre-Dame-de-Londres (34185)
  56. Octon (34186)
  57. Olmet-et-Villecun (34188)
  58. Paulhan (34194)
  59. Pégairolles-de-Buèges (34195)
  60. Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette (34196)
  61. Péret (34197)
  62. Plaissan (34204)
  63. Les Plans (34205)
  64. Popian (34208)
  65. Le Pouget (34210)
  66. Poujols (34212)
  67. Pouzols (34215)
  68. Le Puech (34220)
  69. Puéchabon (34221)
  70. Puilacher (34222)
  71. Les Rives (34230)
  72. Romiguières (34231)
  73. Roqueredonde (34233)
  74. Rouet (34236)
  75. Saint-André-de-Buèges (34238)
  76. Saint-André-de-Sangonis (34239)
  77. Saint-Bauzille-de-la-Sylve (34241)
  78. Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel (34242)
  79. Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois (34243)
  80. Saint-Clément-de-Rivière (34247)
  81. Sainte-Croix-de-Quintillargues (34248)
  82. Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas (34251)
  83. Saint-Félix-de-Lodez (34254)
  84. Saint-Félix-de-l'Héras (34253)
  85. Saint-Gély-du-Fesc (34255)
  86. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (34261)
  87. Saint-Guiraud (34262)
  88. Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir (34263)
  89. Saint-Jean-de-Buèges (34264)
  90. Saint-Jean-de-Cornies (34265)
  91. Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles (34266)
  92. Saint-Jean-de-Fos (34267)
  93. Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière (34268)
  94. Saint-Martin-de-Londres (34274)
  95. Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers (34276)
  96. Saint-Maurice-Navacelles (34277)
  97. Saint-Michel (34278)
  98. Saint-Pargoire (34281)
  99. Saint-Paul-et-Valmalle (34282)
  100. Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage (34283)
  101. Saint-Privat (34286)
  102. Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian (34287)
  103. Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues (34290)
  104. Salasc (34292)
  105. Sauteyrargues (34297)
  106. Sorbs (34303)
  107. Soubès (34304)
  108. Soumont (34306)
  109. Teyran (34309)
  110. Tressan (34313)
  111. Le Triadou (34314)
  112. Usclas-d'Hérault (34315)
  113. Usclas-du-Bosc (34316)
  114. La Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries (34317)
  115. Vacquières (34318)
  116. Vailhauquès (34320)
  117. Valflaunès (34322)
  118. Valmascle (34323)
  119. Vendémian (34328)
  120. Villeneuvette (34338)
  121. Viols-en-Laval (34342)
  122. Viols-le-Fort (34343)

History[edit]

The arrondissement of Lodève was created in 1800, disbanded in 1926 and restored in 1942.[4] In 2009 it absorbed the three cantons of Aniane, Ganges and Saint-Martin-de-Londres from the arrondissement of Montpellier.[5] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Hérault, it gained five communes from the arrondissement of Béziers and 26 communes from the arrondissement of Montpellier, and it lost seven communes to the arrondissement of Béziers.[6]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Lodève were, as of January 2015:[3]

  1. Aniane
  2. Le Caylar
  3. Clermont-l'Hérault
  4. Ganges
  5. Gignac
  6. Lodève
  7. Lunas
  8. Saint-Martin-de-Londres

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Lodève (342)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  3. ^ a b "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  4. ^ Historique de l'Hérault
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 28 July 2009" (PDF). pp. 41–43. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  6. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 29 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 62–70. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

Coordinates: 43°43′53″N 3°18′53″E / 43.73139°N 3.31472°E / 43.73139; 3.31472