Arrondissement of Ambert

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Arrondissement of Ambert
Location of Ambert in Puy-de-Dôme
Location of Ambert in Puy-de-Dôme
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
Communes58
SubprefectureAmbert
INSEE code631
Area
 • Total1,188.1 km2 (458.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total26,653
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Ambert is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Puy-de-Dôme département, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital, and a subprefecture of the department, is the city of Ambert.

History[change | change source]

When the Puy-de-Dôme department was created in 1790, the arrondissement of Ambert was part of that original department.[1]

In 1926, the arrondissement of Ambert was eliminated but, in 1942, it became again an arrondissement of the department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Ambert is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Thiers, to the east by the Loire department, to the south by the Haute-Loire department, to the west by the arrondissement of Issoire and to the northwest by the arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand.

It is in the southeast of the department and has an area of 1,188.1 km2 (458.7 sq mi),[2] and is the arrondissement with fewest people living in it, with a population of 26,653 inhabitants and a density of 22.4 inhabitants/km².[3]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Ambert there are only 2 cantons:

  1. Ambert (6302)
  2. Les Monts du Livradois (6322) (partly)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Ambert has 58 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Aix-la-Fayette (63002)
  2. Ambert (63003)
  3. Arlanc (63010)
  4. Auzelles (63023)
  5. Baffie (63027)
  6. Bertignat (63037)
  7. Beurières (63039)
  8. Brousse (63056)
  9. Le Brugeron (63057)
  10. Ceilloux (63065)
  11. Chambon-sur-Dolore (63076)
  12. Champétières (63081)
  13. La Chapelle-Agnon (63086)
  14. La Chaulme (63104)
  15. Chaumont-le-Bourg (63105)
  16. Condat-lès-Montboissier (63119)
  17. Cunlhat (63132)
  18. Domaize (63136)
  19. Doranges (63137)
  20. Dore-l'Église (63139)
  21. Échandelys (63142)
  22. Églisolles (63147)
  23. Fayet-Ronaye (63158)
  24. La Forie (63161)
  25. Fournols (63162)
  26. Grandrif (63173)
  27. Grandval (63174)
  28. Job (63179)
  29. Marat (63207)
  30. Marsac-en-Livradois (63211)
  31. Mayres (63218)
  32. Medeyrolles (63221)
  33. Le Monestier (63230)
  34. Novacelles (63256)
  35. Olliergues (63258)
  36. Saillant (63309)
  37. Saint-Alyre-d'Arlanc (63312)
  38. Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine (63314)
  39. Saint-Anthème (63319)
  40. Saint-Bonnet-le-Bourg (63323)
  41. Saint-Bonnet-le-Chastel (63324)
  42. Saint-Clément-de-Valorgue (63331)
  43. Sainte-Catherine (63328)
  44. Saint-Éloy-la-Glacière (63337)
  45. Saint-Ferréol-des-Côtes (63341)
  46. Saint-Germain-l'Herm (63353)
  47. Saint-Gervais-sous-Meymont (63355)
  48. Saint-Just (63371)
  49. Saint-Martin-des-Olmes (63374)
  50. Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne (63384)
  51. Saint-Romain (63394)
  52. Saint-Sauveur-la-Sagne (63398)
  53. Sauvessanges (63412)
  54. Thiolières (63431)
  55. Tours-sur-Meymont (63434)
  56. Valcivières (63441)
  57. Vertolaye (63454)
  58. Viverols (63465)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
63003 Ambert 6,794 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63010 Arlanc 1,917 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63211 Marsac-en-Livradois 1,461 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63132 Cunlhat 1,260 Les Monts du Livradois Ambert Livradois Forez
63179 Job 1,034 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63207 Marat 837 Les Monts du Livradois Ambert Livradois Forez
63258 Olliergues 737 Les Monts du Livradois Ambert Livradois Forez
63319 Saint-Anthème 711 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63139 Dore-l'Église 628 Ambert Ambert Livradois Forez
63454 Vertolaye 547 Les Monts du Livradois Ambert Livradois Forez

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historique du Puy-de-Dôme". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement d'Ambert (631)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-210 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Puy-de-Dôme" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement d'Ambert (631)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

Coordinates: 45°33′N 3°45′E / 45.550°N 3.750°E / 45.550; 3.750