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Arrondissement of Lodève

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Country  France
Communes  98
Area  1,820 km²
Commune  98
Region  Occitanie
Subprefecture  Lodève
Department  Hérault
Arrondissement of Lodève

Arrondissement of lod ve


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.

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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).

History

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.

Geography

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.

Cantons

  1. Clermont-l'Hérault (partly)
  2. Gignac
  3. Lodève (partly)

Communes

The arrondissement of Lodève has 98 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

References

Arrondissement of Lodève Wikipedia


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