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 is the northernmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,819.6 km2 (702.6 sq mi). In 2012, it has 92,176 inhabitants and a density of 50.7 inhabitants/km².
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).
Arrondissement of Lodève Wikipedia
When the Hérault department was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Lodève was part of that original department.
The arrondissement was eliminated in 1926 and merged with the arrondissement of Montpellier. It was made again an arrondissement in 1942. In 2009 it absorbed the three cantons of Aniane, Ganges and Saint-Martin-de-Londres from the arrondissement of Montpellier.
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.
- Clermont-l'Hérault (partly)
- Lodève (partly)
The arrondissement of Lodève has 98 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):