Arrondissement of La Châtre

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Arrondissement of La Châtre
Location of La Châtre in Indre
Location of La Châtre in Indre
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
Communes51
PrefectureLa Châtre
INSEE code363
Area
 • Total1,323.2 km2 (510.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total32,962
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)

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

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 La Châtre is in the southeast of the Indre department. It has an area of 1,323.2 km2 (510.9 sq mi) and a population of 32,962 inhabitants.

The lowest point in the arrondissement is 104 m (341 ft) high, in the "commune" of Ceaulmont, and the highest is 467 m (1,532 ft) high, in the "commune" of Crevant.

It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Châteauroux, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Issoudun, to the east by the Cher departmen, to the south by the Creuse department and to the west by the arrondissement of Le Blanc.

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
3602 Argenton-sur-Creuse 12 8 20
3608 La Châtre 26 8 34
3611 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre 1 24 25

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of La Châtre has 51 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Aigurande (36001)
  2. La Berthenoux (36017)
  3. Briantes (36025)
  4. La Buxerette (36028)
  5. Buxières-d'Aillac (36030)
  6. Champillet (36038)
  7. Chassignolles (36043)
  8. La Châtre (36046)
  9. Cluis (36056)
  10. Crevant (36060)
  11. Crozon-sur-Vauvre (36061)
  12. Feusines (36073)
  13. Fougerolles (36078)
  14. Gournay (36084)
  15. Lacs (36091)
  16. Lignerolles (36095)
  17. Lourdoueix-Saint-Michel (36099)
  18. Lourouer-Saint-Laurent (36100)
  19. Lys-Saint-Georges (36108)
  20. Le Magny (36109)
  21. Maillet (36110)
  22. Malicornay (36111)
  23. Mers-sur-Indre (36120)
  24. Montchevrier (36126)
  25. Montgivray (36127)
  26. Montipouret (36129)
  27. Montlevicq (36130)
  28. La Motte-Feuilly (36132)
  29. Mouhers (36133)
  30. Néret (36138)
  31. Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre (36141)
  32. Nohant-Vic (36143)
  33. Orsennes (36146)
  34. Pérassay (36156)
  35. Pouligny-Notre-Dame (36163)
  36. Pouligny-Saint-Martin (36164)
  37. Saint-Août (36180)
  38. Saint-Chartier (36184)
  39. Saint-Christophe-en-Boucherie (36186)
  40. Saint-Denis-de-Jouhet (36189)
  41. Saint-Plantaire (36207)
  42. Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre (36208)
  43. Sarzay (36210)
  44. Sazeray (36214)
  45. Thevet-Saint-Julien (36221)
  46. Tranzault (36226)
  47. Urciers (36227)
  48. Verneuil-sur-Igneraie (36234)
  49. Vicq-Exemplet (36236)
  50. Vigoulant (36238)
  51. Vijon (36240)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
36046 La Châtre 4,278 La Châtre La Châtre et Sainte-Sévère
36141 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre 1,665 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre Le Val de Bouzanne
36127 Montgivray 1,654 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre La Châtre et Sainte-Sévère
36001 Aigurande 1,481 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre La Marche Berrichonne
36109 Le Magny 1,072 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre La Châtre et Sainte-Sévère
36056 Cluis 1,006 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre Le Val de Bouzanne
36189 Saint-Denis-de-Jouhet 957 Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre La Marche Berrichonne
36180 Saint-Août 858 La Châtre La Châtre et Sainte-Sévère
36208 Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre 809 La Châtre La Châtre et Sainte-Sévère

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 La Châtre (363)" (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 25 July 2017.

Coordinates: 46°35′00″N 1°59′00″E / 46.5833°N 1.9833°E / 46.5833; 1.9833