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Arrondissement of Rochefort

The arrondissement of Rochefort is an arrondissement of France in the Charente-Maritime department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 78 communes. Its population is 189,875 (2016), and its area is 1534.6 km2.

Composition



The communes of the arrondissement of Rochefort, and their INSEE codes, are:

# Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis (17003) # Anais (17007) # Ardillières (17018) # Arvert (17021) # Ballon (17032) # Beaugeay (17036) # Bouhet (17057) # Bourcefranc-le-Chapus (17058) # La Brée-les-Bains (17486) # Breuil-la-Réorte (17063) # Breuillet (17064) # Breuil-Magné (17065) # Cabariot (17075) # Chaillevette (17079) # Chambon (17080) # Champagne (17083) # Le Château-d'Oléron (17093) # Ciré-d'Aunis (17107) # La Devise (17457) # Dolus-d'Oléron (17140) # Échillais (17146) # L'Éguille (17151) # Étaules (17155) # Forges (17166) # Fouras (17168) # Genouillé (17174) # Le Grand-Village-Plage (17485) # La Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien (17184) # Le Gua (17185) # Île-d'Aix (17004) # Landrais (17203) # Loire-les-Marais (17205) # Lussant (17216) # Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (17219) # Marsais (17221) # Les Mathes (17225) # Meschers-sur-Gironde (17230) # Moëze (17237) # Moragne (17246) # Mornac-sur-Seudre (17247) # Muron (17253) # Nieulle-sur-Seudre (17265) # Port-des-Barques (17484) # Puyravault (17293) # Rochefort (17299) # Royan (17306) # Saint-Agnant (17308) # Saint-Augustin (17311) # Saint-Coutant-le-Grand (17320) # Saint-Crépin (17321) # Saint-Denis-d'Oléron (17323) # Saint-Froult (17329) # Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (17333) # Saint-Georges-d'Oléron (17337) # Saint-Georges-du-Bois (17338) # Saint-Hippolyte (17346) # Saint-Jean-d'Angle (17348) # Saint-Just-Luzac (17351) # Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée (17353) # Saint-Mard (17359) # Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente (17375) # Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (17380) # Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly (17382) # Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron (17385) # Saint-Pierre-la-Noue (17340) # Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois (17394) # Saint-Sornin (17406) # Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (17409) # Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (17411) # Soubise (17429) # Surgères (17434) # Le Thou (17447) # Tonnay-Charente (17449) # La Tremblade (17452) # Vaux-sur-Mer (17461) # Vergeroux (17463) # Virson (17480) # Vouhé (17482)

History



The arrondissement of Rochefort was created in 1800. At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Charente-Maritime, it gained one commune from the arrondissement of La Rochelle, one commune from the arrondissement of Saintes and three communes from the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-d'Angély, and it lost two communes to the arrondissement of La Rochelle.

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 Rochefort were, as of January 2015:

# Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis # Le Château-d'Oléron # Marennes # Rochefort-Centre # Rochefort-Nord # Rochefort-Sud # Royan-Est # Royan-Ouest # Saint-Agnant # Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron # Surgères # Tonnay-Charente # La Tremblade