Arrondissement of Bressuire

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Arrondissement of Bressuire
Location of Bressuire in Deux-Sèvres
Location of Bressuire in Deux-Sèvres
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
Communes53
SubrefectureBressuire
INSEE code791
Area
 • Total1,622.6 km2 (626.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total96,703
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Bressuire is an arrondissement of France, in the Deux-Sèvres department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Bressuire.

History[change | change source]

When the Deux-Sèvres department was created on 1790, Bressuire was not one of the original districts but, in 1804, it was made one of the arrondissements of the department when the subprefecture of Thouars was moved to Bressuire.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Bressuire is the northernmost arrondissement of the department. It is bordered to the north by the Maine-et-Loire department, to the east by the Vienne department, to the south by the arrondissement of Parthenay and to the west by the Vendée department.

It has an area of 1,622.6 km2 (626.5 sq mi),[2] and a population of 96,703 inhabitants for a density of 59.6 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 Bressuire, there are 3 cantons with all their communes  in the arrondissement: Bressuire, Mauléon and Thouars

The following table shows the distribution of the communes in the arrondissement of  Bressuire:

Cantons and communes in the Bressuire arrondissement
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Bressuire Niort Parthenay
7902 Bressuire 6 6
7904 Cerizay 10 13 23
7907 Mauléon 15 15
7916 Thouars 8 8
7917 Le Val de Thouet 22 13 35

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Bressuire has 53 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Argentonnay (79013)
  2. Argenton-l'Église (79014)
  3. Boismé (79038)
  4. Bouillé-Loretz (79043)
  5. Bressuire (79049)
  6. Bretignolles (79050)
  7. Brie (79054)
  8. Brion-près-Thouet (79056)
  9. Cerizay (79062)
  10. Chiché (79088)
  11. Cirières (79091)
  12. Combrand (79096)
  13. Coulonges-Thouarsais (79102)
  14. Courlay (79103)
  15. Faye-l'Abbesse (79116)
  16. La Forêt-sur-Sèvre (79123)
  17. Geay (79131)
  18. Genneton (79132)
  19. Glénay (79134)
  20. Louzy (79157)
  21. Luché-Thouarsais (79159)
  22. Luzay (79161)
  23. Mauléon (79079)
  24. Mauzé-Thouarsais (79171)
  25. Missé (79178)
  26. Montravers (79183)
  27. Nueil-les-Aubiers (79195)
  28. Oiron (79196)
  29. Pas-de-Jeu (79203)
  30. La Petite-Boissière (79207)
  31. Pierrefitte (79209)
  32. Le Pin (79210)
  33. Saint-Amand-sur-Sèvre (79235)
  34. Saint-André-sur-Sèvre (79236)
  35. Saint-Aubin-du-Plain (79238)
  36. Saint-Cyr-la-Lande (79244)
  37. Sainte-Gemme (79250)
  38. Sainte-Radegonde (79292)
  39. Sainte-Verge (79300)
  40. Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars (79258)
  41. Saint-Jean-de-Thouars (79259)
  42. Saint-Jouin-de-Milly (79261)
  43. Saint-Léger-de-Montbrun (79265)
  44. Saint-Martin-de-Mâcon (79274)
  45. Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay (79277)
  46. Saint-Maurice-Étusson (79280)
  47. Saint-Pierre-des-Échaubrognes (79289)
  48. Saint-Varent (79299)
  49. Taizé (79321)
  50. Thouars (79329)
  51. Tourtenay (79331)
  52. Val en Vignes (79063)
  53. Voulmentin (79242)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Deux-Sèvres". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Bressuire (791)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-176 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Deux-Sèvres". Legifrance. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Bressuire (791)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

Coordinates: 46°50′N 0°30′W / 46.833°N 0.500°W / 46.833; -0.500