Arrondissement of Le Blanc

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Arrondissement of Le Blanc
Location of Le Blanc in Indre
Location of Le Blanc in Indre
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre
Communes57
SubprefectureLe Blanc
INSEE code361
Area
 • Total1,760.8 km2 (679.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total31,821
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Le Blanc is the most western arrondissement of the Indre department; it covers parts of the west and southwest of the department. It is the second arrondissement of the department in area, after the arrondissement of Châteauroux, with1,760.8 km2 (679.8 sq mi), but the one with the lowest population (31,821 inhabitants).

The lowest point in the arrondissement is 59 m (194 ft) high, in the "commune" of Néons-sur-Creuse, and the highest is 344 m (1,129 ft) high, in the "commune" of Mouhet.

It is bordered to the north by the Indre-et-Loire department, to the east by the arrondissement of Châteauroux, to the southeast by the arrondissement of La Châtre, to the south by the Creuse department, to the southwest by the Haute-Vienne department and to the west by the Vienne 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.

There are only two cantons in the arrondissement of Le Blanc:

  • Le Blanc (3603), with 27 "communes", all in the arrondissement; and
  • Saint-Gaultier (3612), with 30 "communes" in the arrondissement and 4 in the arrondissement of Châteauroux.

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Le Blanc has 57 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[3]

  1. Azay-le-Ferron (36010)
  2. Beaulieu (36015)
  3. Bélâbre (36016)
  4. Le Blanc (36018)
  5. Bonneuil (36020)
  6. Chaillac (36035)
  7. Chalais (36036)
  8. La Châtre-Langlin (36047)
  9. Chazelet (36049)
  10. Chitray (36051)
  11. Ciron (36053)
  12. Concremiers (36058)
  13. Douadic (36066)
  14. Dunet (36067)
  15. Fontgombault (36076)
  16. Ingrandes (36087)
  17. Lignac (36094)
  18. Lingé (36096)
  19. Lurais (36104)
  20. Lureuil (36105)
  21. Luzeret (36106)
  22. Martizay (36113)
  23. Mauvières (36114)
  24. Mérigny (36119)
  25. Mézières-en-Brenne (36123)
  26. Migné (36124)
  27. Mouhet (36134)
  28. Néons-sur-Creuse (36137)
  29. Nuret-le-Ferron (36144)
  30. Obterre (36145)
  31. Oulches (36148)
  32. Parnac (36150)
  33. Paulnay (36153)
  34. La Pérouille (36157)
  35. Pouligny-Saint-Pierre (36165)
  36. Preuilly-la-Ville (36167)
  37. Prissac (36168)
  38. Rivarennes (36172)
  39. Rosnay (36173)
  40. Roussines (36174)
  41. Ruffec (36176)
  42. Sacierges-Saint-Martin (36177)
  43. Saint-Aigny (36178)
  44. Saint-Benoît-du-Sault (36182)
  45. Saint-Civran (36187)
  46. Saint-Gaultier (36192)
  47. Sainte-Gemme (36193)
  48. Saint-Gilles (36196)
  49. Saint-Hilaire-sur-Benaize (36197)
  50. Saint-Michel-en-Brenne (36204)
  51. Saulnay (36212)
  52. Sauzelles (36213)
  53. Thenay (36220)
  54. Tilly (36223)
  55. Tournon-Saint-Martin (36224)
  56. Vigoux (36239)
  57. Villiers (36246)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[4]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
36018 Le Blanc 6,602 Le Blanc Brenne - Val de Creuse
36192 Saint-Gaultier 1,819 Saint-Gaultier Éguzon - Argenton - Vallée de la Creuse
36224 Tournon-Saint-Martin 1,175 Le Blanc Brenne - Val de Creuse
36165 Pouligny-Saint-Pierre 1,095 Le Blanc Brenne - Val de Creuse
36035 Chaillac 1,088 Saint-Gaultier Marche Occitane - Val d'Anglin
36123 Mézières-en-Brenne 1,062 Le Blanc Cœur de Brenne
36016 Bélâbre 999 Saint-Gaultier Marche Occitane - Val d'Anglin
36113 Martizay 980 Le Blanc Cœur de Brenne
36220 Thenay 862 Saint-Gaultier Brenne - Val de Creuse
36010 Azay-le-Ferron 860 Le Blanc Cœur de Brenne

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Indre". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 11 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 du Blanc (361)" (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°38′00″N 1°04′00″E / 46.6333°N 1.0667°E / 46.6333; 1.0667