Arrondissement of Issoudun

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Arrondissement of Issoudun
Location of Issoudun in Indre
Location of Issoudun in Indre
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
Communes49
PrefectureIssoudun
INSEE code364
Area
 • Total1,182.3 km2 (456.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total34,964
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

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

On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Issoudun was eliminated but in 1942 it was made again an arrondissement.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Issoudun is in the northeast of the Indre department. It is the smallest arrondissement of the department in area, with 1,182.3 km2 (456.5 sq mi), but the second in population, with 34,964 inhabitants.

It is bordered to the north by the Indre-et-Loire department, to the east by the Cher department, to the south by the arrondissement of Arrondissement of La Châtre and to west the arrondissement of Châteauroux.

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:

Canton Le Blanc Châteauroux La Châtre Issoudun Total
3601 Ardentes 9 3 12
3608 La Châtre 26 8 34
3609 Issoudun 6 6
3610 Levroux 12 22 34
3613 Valençay 19 10 29

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Issoudun has 49 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Aize (36002)
  2. Ambrault (36003)
  3. Anjouin (36004)
  4. Bagneux (36011)
  5. Bommiers (36019)
  6. Les Bordes (36021)
  7. Brives (36027)
  8. Buxeuil (36029)
  9. Chabris (36034)
  10. La Champenoise (36037)
  11. La Chapelle-Saint-Laurian (36041)
  12. Chouday (36052)
  13. Condé (36059)
  14. Diou (36065)
  15. Dun-le-Poëlier (36068)
  16. Fontenay (36075)
  17. Giroux (36083)
  18. Guilly (36085)
  19. Issoudun (36088)
  20. Liniez (36097)
  21. Lizeray (36098)
  22. Luçay-le-Libre (36102)
  23. Menetou-sur-Nahon (36115)
  24. Ménétréols-sous-Vatan (36116)
  25. Meunet-Planches (36121)
  26. Meunet-sur-Vatan (36122)
  27. Migny (36125)
  28. Neuvy-Pailloux (36140)
  29. Orville (36147)
  30. Paudy (36152)
  31. Poulaines (36162)
  32. Pruniers (36169)
  33. Reboursin (36170)
  34. Reuilly (36171)
  35. Saint-Aoustrille (36179)
  36. Saint-Aubin (36181)
  37. Saint-Christophe-en-Bazelle (36185)
  38. Sainte-Fauste (36190)
  39. Sainte-Lizaigne (36199)
  40. Saint-Florentin (36191)
  41. Saint-Georges-sur-Arnon (36195)
  42. Saint-Pierre-de-Jards (36205)
  43. Saint-Valentin (36209)
  44. Ségry (36215)
  45. Sembleçay (36217)
  46. Thizay (36222)
  47. Val-Fouzon (36229)
  48. Vatan (36230)
  49. Vouillon (36248)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
36088 Issoudun 12,270 Issoudun Le Pays d'Issoudun
36034 Chabris 2,710 Valençay Chabris - Pays de Bazelle
36171 Reuilly 2,050 Levroux Le Pays d'Issoudun
36230 Vatan 2,038 Levroux Canton de Vatan et de Champagne Berrichonne
36140 Neuvy-Pailloux 1,235 La Châtre Canton de Vatan et de Champagne Berrichonne
36199 Sainte-Lizaigne 1,212 Levroux Le Pays d'Issoudun
36229 Val-Fouzon 1,016 Valençay Chabris - Pays de Bazelle
36162 Poulaines 919 Valençay Chabris - Pays de Bazelle
36003 Ambrault 917 Ardentes Canton de Vatan et de Champagne Berrichonne
36021 Les Bordes 895 Issoudun Le Pays d'Issoudun

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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 d'Issoudun (364)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  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°57′N 1°59′E / 46.950°N 1.983°E / 46.950; 1.983