Arrondissement of Bellac

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Arrondissement of Bellac
Arrondissement of France
Location of Bellac in Vienne
Location of Bellac in Vienne
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Communes 62
Subprefecture Bellac
INSEE code 871
Area
 • Total 1,779.9 km2 (687.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 39,744
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Bellac is an arrondissement of France, in the Haute-Vienne department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Bellac.

History[change | change source]

When the Haute-Vienne department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Bellac was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Bellac is the most northern arrondissement of the Haute-Vienne department. It is bordered to the northwest and north by the Vienne department, to the east by the Creuse department, to the south by the arrondissement of Limoges, to the southwest by the arrondissement of Rochechouart and to the west by the Charente department.

The arrondissement of Bellac is the second arrondissement of the department, after the arrondissement of Limoges, in area, 1,779.9 km2 (687.2 sq mi), and population (39,744 inhabitants). It has a population density of 22.3 inhabitants/km².[2]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[3] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Bellac, the canton of Bellac and the canton of Châteauponsac have all their communes. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Bellac
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Bellac Limoges Rochechouart
8702 Ambazac 5 11 16
8703 Bellac 26 26
8704 Châteauponsac 32 32

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Bellac has 62 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Arnac-la-Poste (87003)
  2. Azat-le-Ris (87006)
  3. Balledent (87007)
  4. La Bazeuge (87008)
  5. Bellac (87011)
  6. Berneuil (87012)
  7. Bessines-sur-Gartempe (87014)
  8. Blanzac (87017)
  9. Blond (87018)
  10. Breuilaufa (87022)
  11. Le Buis (87023)
  12. Bussière-Poitevine (87028)
  13. Chamboret (87033)
  14. Châteauponsac (87041)
  15. Cieux (87045)
  16. Compreignac (87047)
  17. La Croix-sur-Gartempe (87052)
  18. Cromac (87053)
  19. Darnac (87055)
  20. Dinsac (87056)
  21. Dompierre-les-Églises (87057)
  22. Le Dorat (87059)
  23. Droux (87061)
  24. Folles (87067)
  25. Fromental (87068)
  26. Gajoubert (87069)
  27. Les Grands-Chézeaux (87074)
  28. Jouac (87080)
  29. Lussac-les-Églises (87087)
  30. Magnac-Laval (87089)
  31. Mailhac-sur-Benaize (87090)
  32. Montrol-Sénard (87100)
  33. Mortemart (87101)
  34. Nantiat (87103)
  35. Nouic (87108)
  36. Oradour-Saint-Genest (87109)
  37. Peyrat-de-Bellac (87116)
  38. Rancon (87121)
  39. Razès (87122)
  40. Roussac (87128)
  41. Saint-Amand-Magnazeix (87133)
  42. Saint-Barbant (87136)
  43. Saint-Bonnet-de-Bellac (87139)
  44. Saint-Georges-les-Landes (87145)
  45. Saint-Hilaire-la-Treille (87149)
  46. Saint-Junien-les-Combes (87155)
  47. Saint-Léger-Magnazeix (87160)
  48. Saint-Martial-sur-Isop (87163)
  49. Saint-Martin-le-Mault (87165)
  50. Saint-Ouen-sur-Gartempe (87172)
  51. Saint-Pardoux (87173)
  52. Saint-Sornin-la-Marche (87179)
  53. Saint-Sornin-Leulac (87180)
  54. Saint-Sulpice-les-Feuilles (87182)
  55. Saint-Symphorien-sur-Couze (87184)
  56. Tersannes (87195)
  57. Thiat (87196)
  58. Thouron (87197)
  59. Val-d'Issoire (87097)
  60. Vaulry (87198)
  61. Verneuil-Moustiers (87200)
  62. Villefavard (87206)

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
87011 Bellac 4,117 Bellac Le Haut Limousin
87014 Bessines-sur-Gartempe 2,830 Ambazac Porte d'Occitanie
87041 Châteauponsac 2,053 Châteauponsac Gartempe – Saint-Pardoux
87047 Compreignac 1,815 Bellac Porte d'Occitanie
87089 Magnac-Laval 1,770 Châteauponsac Brame Benaize
87059 Le Dorat 1,728 Châteauponsac La Basse Marche
87103 Nantiat 1,579 Bellac L'Aurence et Glane Développement

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Haute-Vienne". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. Décret n° 2014-194 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Vienne
  4. "Arrondissement de Bellac (871)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

Coordinates: 46°07′00″N 1°03′00″E / 46.1167°N 1.0500°E / 46.1167; 1.0500