Arrondissement of Châteauroux

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Arrondissement of Châteauroux
Location of Châteauroux in Indre
Location of Châteauroux in Indre
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
Communes86
PrefectureChâteauroux
INSEE code362
Area
 • Total2,524.3 km2 (974.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total126,428
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Châteauroux is an arrondissement of France, in the Indre department of the Centre-Val de Loire region. Its capital is the city of Châteauroux.

History[change | change source]

When the Indre department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Châteauroux was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Châteauroux is a central arrondissement in the Indre department. It is the largest arrondissement of the department both in area with 2,524.3 km2 (974.6 sq mi), and in population (126,428 inhabitants).

The lowest point in the arrondissement is 71 m (233 ft) high, in the "commune" of La Vernelle, and the highest is 276 m (906 ft) high, in the "commune" of Chavin.

It is bordered to the north by the Indre-et-Loire department, to the east by the arrondissement of Issoudun, to the southeast and south by the arrondissement of La Châtre, to the west by the arrondissement of Le Blanc and to the northwest by the Indre-et-Loire department.

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[2] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

INSEE
code
Canton Le Blanc Châteauroux La Châtre Issoudun Total
3601 Ardentes 9 3 12
3602 Argenton-sur-Creuse 12 8 20
3604 Buzançais 20 20
3605 Châteauroux-1 1 + part of Châteauroux 1 + part of Châteauroux
3606 Châteauroux-2 part of Châteauroux part of Châteauroux
3607 Châteauroux-3 part of Châteauroux part of Châteauroux
3610 Levroux 12 22 34
3611 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre 1 24 25
3612 Saint-Gaultier 30 4 34
3613 Valençay 19 10 29

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Châteauroux has 86 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Ardentes (36005)
  2. Argenton-sur-Creuse (36006)
  3. Argy (36007)
  4. Arpheuilles (36008)
  5. Arthon (36009)
  6. Baraize (36012)
  7. Baudres (36013)
  8. Bazaiges (36014)
  9. Bouesse (36022)
  10. Bouges-le-Château (36023)
  11. Bretagne (36024)
  12. Brion (36026)
  13. Buzançais (36031)
  14. Ceaulmont (36032)
  15. Celon (36033)
  16. La Chapelle-Orthemale (36040)
  17. Chasseneuil (36042)
  18. Châteauroux (36044)
  19. Châtillon-sur-Indre (36045)
  20. Chavin (36048)
  21. Chezelles (36050)
  22. Cléré-du-Bois (36054)
  23. Clion (36055)
  24. Coings (36057)
  25. Cuzion (36062)
  26. Déols (36063)
  27. Diors (36064)
  28. Écueillé (36069)
  29. Éguzon-Chantôme (36070)
  30. Étrechet (36071)
  31. Faverolles (36072)
  32. Fléré-la-Rivière (36074)
  33. Fontguenand (36077)
  34. Francillon (36079)
  35. Frédille (36080)
  36. Gargilesse-Dampierre (36081)
  37. Gehée (36082)
  38. Heugnes (36086)
  39. Jeu-les-Bois (36089)
  40. Jeu-Maloches (36090)
  41. Langé (36092)
  42. Levroux (36093)
  43. Luant (36101)
  44. Luçay-le-Mâle (36103)
  45. Lye (36107)
  46. Mâron (36112)
  47. Le Menoux (36117)
  48. Méobecq (36118)
  49. Montierchaume (36128)
  50. Mosnay (36131)
  51. Moulins-sur-Céphons (36135)
  52. Murs (36136)
  53. Neuillay-les-Bois (36139)
  54. Niherne (36142)
  55. Palluau-sur-Indre (36149)
  56. Le Pêchereau (36154)
  57. Pellevoisin (36155)
  58. Badecon-le-Pin (36158)
  59. Le Poinçonnet (36159)
  60. Pommiers (36160)
  61. Le Pont-Chrétien-Chabenet (36161)
  62. Préaux (36166)
  63. Rouvres-les-Bois (36175)
  64. Saint-Cyran-du-Jambot (36188)
  65. Saint-Genou (36194)
  66. Saint-Lactencin (36198)
  67. Saint-Marcel (36200)
  68. Saint-Maur (36202)
  69. Saint-Médard (36203)
  70. Saint-Pierre-de-Lamps (36206)
  71. Sassierges-Saint-Germain (36211)
  72. Selles-sur-Nahon (36216)
  73. Sougé (36218)
  74. Tendu (36219)
  75. Le Tranger (36225)
  76. Valençay (36228)
  77. Velles (36231)
  78. Vendœuvres (36232)
  79. La Vernelle (36233)
  80. Veuil (36235)
  81. Vicq-sur-Nahon (36237)
  82. Villedieu-sur-Indre (36241)
  83. Villegongis (36242)
  84. Villegouin (36243)
  85. Villentrois (36244)
  86. Vineuil (36247)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
36044 Châteauroux 44,479 Châteauroux-1, Châteauroux-2
and Châteauroux-3
CA Châteauroux Métropole
36063 Déols 7,744 Châteauroux-1 CA Châteauroux Métropole
36159 Le Poinçonnet 5,880 Ardentes CA Châteauroux Métropole
36006 Argenton-sur-Creuse 5,007 Argenton-sur-Creuse Éguzon - Argenton - Vallée de la Creuse
36031 Buzançais 4,473 Buzançais Val de l'Indre - Brenne
36005 Ardentes 3,886 Ardentes CA Châteauroux Métropole
36202 Saint-Maur 3,522 Buzançais and Levroux CA Châteauroux Métropole
36093 Levroux 2,959 Levroux La Région de Levroux
36241 Villedieu-sur-Indre 2,769 Buzançais Val de l'Indre - Brenne
36045 Châtillon-sur-Indre 2,683 Buzançais Le Châtillonnais en Berry
36228 Valençay 2,516 Valençay Écueillé-Valençay

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Indre". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. "Décret n° 2014-178 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Indre" (in French). Legifrance.gouv.fr. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. "Arrondissement de Châteauroux (362)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

Coordinates: 46°48′N 1°41′E / 46.800°N 1.683°E / 46.800; 1.683