Arrondissement of Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France
Location within the region Martinique
Location within the region Martinique
CountryFrance
Overseas region
and department
Martinique
No. of communes4
PrefectureFort-de-France
Area
171.0 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
152,102
 • Density889/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
INSEE code9721

The arrondissement of Fort-de-France (French: arrondissement de Fort-de-France) is an arrondissement in the French overseas region and department of Martinique. It has four communes.[2] Its population is 157,449 (2016), and its area is 171.0 km2 (66.0 sq mi).[3]

Composition

The communes of the arrondissement of Fort-de-France, and their INSEE codes, are:[2]

  1. Fort-de-France (97209)
  2. Le Lamentin (97213)
  3. Saint-Joseph (97224)
  4. Schœlcher (97229)

History

At the creation of the department of Martinique in 1947, its only arrondissement was Fort-de-France.[4] It lost 10 communes to the new arrondissement of La Trinité in 1965,[5] 12 communes to the new arrondissement of Le Marin in 1974,[6] and eight communes to the new arrondissement of Saint-Pierre in 1995.[7]

Before 2015, the arrondissements of Martinique were subdivided into cantons. The cantons of the arrondissement of Fort-de-France were, as of January 2015:[8]

References

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Fort-de-France (9721)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  4. ^ Décret n° 47-1018 du 7 juin 1947 relatif à l'organisation départementale et à l'institution préfectorale dans les départements de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane française, de la Martinique et de la Réunion
  5. ^ Décret n°65-790 du 15 septembre 1965
  6. ^ Décret n°74-329 du 26 avril 1974
  7. ^ Décret no 95-725 du 9 mai 1995
  8. ^ Populations légales 2012: 972 Martinique, INSEE

Coordinates: 14°36′28″N 61°04′19″W / 14.60778°N 61.07194°W / 14.60778; -61.07194

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