Arrondissement of Brioude

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Arrondissement of Brioude
Location of Brioude in Haute-Loire
Location of Brioude in Haute-Loire
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
Communes111
SubprefectureBrioude
INSEE code431
Area
 • Total1,886.8 km2 (728.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total45,848
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Brioude is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Haute-Loire département. Its capital is the city of Brioude, a subprefecture of the department.

History[change | change source]

When the Haute-Loire department was created on 4 March 1790, the arrondissement of Brioude was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Brioude is bordered to the north by the Puy-de-Dôme department, to the east by the arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay, to the south and southwest by the Lozère department and to the west by the Cantal department.

It is the most western of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,886.8 km2 (728.5 sq mi),[2] the second largest of the department but it is the one with fewest people living in it with 45,848 inhabitants and a density of 24.3 inhabitants/km².[3]

The Allier river flows through this arrondissement.

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 Brioude, there are 5 cantons:

  1. Brioude (4304)
  2. Gorges de l'Allier-Gévaudan (4307)
  3. Pays de Lafayette (4310)
  4. Plateau du Haut-Velay granitique (4311) (partly)
  5. Sainte-Florine (4317)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Brioude has 111 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Agnat (43001)
  2. Ally (43006)
  3. Arlet (43009)
  4. Aubazat (43011)
  5. Vissac-Auteyrac (43013)
  6. Autrac (43014)
  7. Auvers (43015)
  8. Auzon (43016)
  9. Azérat (43017)
  10. Beaumont (43022)
  11. Berbezit (43027)
  12. La Besseyre-Saint-Mary (43029)
  13. Blassac (43031)
  14. Blesle (43033)
  15. Bonneval (43035)
  16. Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre (43038)
  17. Brioude (43040)
  18. Cerzat (43044)
  19. La Chaise-Dieu (43048)
  20. Chambezon (43050)
  21. Champagnac-le-Vieux (43052)
  22. Chanaleilles (43054)
  23. Chaniat (43055)
  24. Chanteuges (43056)
  25. La Chapelle-Geneste (43059)
  26. Charraix (43060)
  27. Chassagnes (43063)
  28. Chassignolles (43064)
  29. Chastel (43065)
  30. Chavaniac-Lafayette (43067)
  31. Chazelles (43068)
  32. Chilhac (43070)
  33. La Chomette (43072)
  34. Cistrières (43073)
  35. Cohade (43074)
  36. Collat (43075)
  37. Connangles (43076)
  38. Couteuges (43079)
  39. Cronce (43082)
  40. Cubelles (43083)
  41. Desges (43085)
  42. Domeyrat (43086)
  43. Espalem (43088)
  44. Esplantas-Vazeilles (43090)
  45. Félines (43093)
  46. Ferrussac (43094)
  47. Fontannes (43096)
  48. Frugerès-les-Mines (43099)
  49. Frugières-le-Pin (43100)
  50. Grenier-Montgon (43103)
  51. Grèzes (43104)
  52. Javaugues (43105)
  53. Jax (43106)
  54. Josat (43107)
  55. Lamothe (43110)
  56. Langeac (43112)
  57. Laval-sur-Doulon (43116)
  58. Lavaudieu (43117)
  59. Lavoûte-Chilhac (43118)
  60. Lempdes-sur-Allagnon (43120)
  61. Léotoing (43121)
  62. Lorlanges (43123)
  63. Lubilhac (43125)
  64. Malvières (43128)
  65. Mazerat-Aurouze (43131)
  66. Mazeyrat-d'Allier (43132)
  67. Mercœur (43133)
  68. Monistrol-d'Allier (43136)
  69. Montclard (43139)
  70. Paulhac (43147)
  71. Paulhaguet (43148)
  72. Pébrac (43149)
  73. Pinols (43151)
  74. Prades (43155)
  75. Saint-Arcons-d'Allier (43167)
  76. Saint-Austremoine (43169)
  77. Saint-Beauzire (43170)
  78. Saint-Bérain (43171)
  79. Saint-Christophe-d'Allier (43173)
  80. Saint-Cirgues (43175)
  81. Saint-Didier-sur-Doulon (43178)
  82. Saint-Étienne-sur-Blesle (43182)
  83. Sainte-Eugénie-de-Villeneuve (43183)
  84. Sainte-Florine (43185)
  85. Saint-Georges-d'Aurac (43188)
  86. Saint-Géron (43191)
  87. Saint-Hilaire (43193)
  88. Saint-Ilpize (43195)
  89. Saint-Julien-des-Chazes (43202)
  90. Saint-Just-près-Brioude (43206)
  91. Saint-Laurent-Chabreuges (43207)
  92. Sainte-Marguerite (43208)
  93. Saint-Pal-de-Senouire (43214)
  94. Saint-Préjet-Armandon (43219)
  95. Saint-Préjet-d'Allier (43220)
  96. Saint-Privat-du-Dragon (43222)
  97. Saint-Vénérand (43225)
  98. Saint-Vert (43226)
  99. Salzuit (43232)
  100. Saugues (43234)
  101. Sembadel (43237)
  102. Siaugues-Sainte-Marie (43239)
  103. Tailhac (43242)
  104. Thoras (43245)
  105. Torsiac (43247)
  106. Vals-le-Chastel (43250)
  107. Venteuges (43256)
  108. Vergongheon (43258)
  109. Vézézoux (43261)
  110. Vieille-Brioude (43262)
  111. Villeneuve-d'Allier (43264)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
43040 Brioude 6,700 Brioude Le Brivadois
43112 Langeac 3,758 Gorges de l'Allier-Gévaudan Les Rives du Haut-Allier
43185 Sainte-Florine 3,079 Sainte-Florine Auzon Communauté
43258 Vergongheon 1,834 Sainte-Florine Auzon Communauté
43234 Saugues 1,814 Gorges de l'Allier-Gévaudan Les Rives du Haut-Allier
43132 Mazeyrat-d'Allier 1,520 Pays de Lafayette Les Rives du Haut-Allier
43120 Lempdes-sur-Allagnon 1,327 Sainte-Florine Auzon Communauté
43262 Vieille-Brioude 1,225 Brioude Le Brivadois
43038 Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre 1,005 Brioude Le Brivadois

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Haute-Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Brioude (431)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 September 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 28 September 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-162 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Loire" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Brioude (431)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 September 2017.

Coordinates: 45°17′40″N 3°23′06″E / 45.29444°N 3.38500°E / 45.29444; 3.38500