Arrondissement of Loches

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Arrondissement of Loches
Loches in Indre-et-Loire
Loches in Indre-et-Loire
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
Communes113
PrefectureLoches
INSEE code373
Area
 • Total1,803.4 km2 (696.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total50,740
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the Indre-et-Loire department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Loches was part of that original department.[1]

In 1926, the arrondissement of Loches was eliminated but in 1943 it was made again an arrondissement of the Indre-et-Loire department.

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Loches is the southeast of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is bordered to the north by the Tours arrondissement, to the northeast by the Loir-et-Cher department, to the east and southeast by the Indre department, to the southwest by the Vienne department and to the west by the Chinon arrondissement

The arrondissement of Loches is the second largest arrondissement of the department in area, 1,803.4 km2 (696.3 sq mi), but the one with fewest people living in it with 50,740 inhabitants.[2]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[3] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There are only 2 cantons in the arrondissement of Loches:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Loches has 113 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Abilly (37001)
  2. Amboise (37003)
  3. Athée-sur-Cher (37008)
  4. Autrèche (37009)
  5. Auzouer-en-Touraine (37010)
  6. Azay-sur-Indre (37016)
  7. Barrou (37019)
  8. Beaulieu-lès-Loches (37020)
  9. Beaumont-Village (37023)
  10. Betz-le-Château (37026)
  11. Bléré (37027)
  12. Bossay-sur-Claise (37028)
  13. Bossée (37029)
  14. Le Boulay (37030)
  15. Bournan (37032)
  16. Boussay (37033)
  17. Bridoré (37039)
  18. Cangey (37043)
  19. La Celle-Guenand (37044)
  20. La Celle-Saint-Avant (37045)
  21. Céré-la-Ronde (37046)
  22. Chambon (37048)
  23. Chambourg-sur-Indre (37049)
  24. Chanceaux-près-Loches (37053)
  25. La Chapelle-Blanche-Saint-Martin (37057)
  26. Chargé (37060)
  27. Charnizay (37061)
  28. Château-Renault (37063)
  29. Chaumussay (37064)
  30. Chédigny (37066)
  31. Chemillé-sur-Indrois (37069)
  32. Chenonceaux (37070)
  33. Chisseaux (37073)
  34. Cigogné (37075)
  35. Ciran (37078)
  36. Civray-de-Touraine (37079)
  37. Civray-sur-Esves (37080)
  38. Cormery (37083)
  39. Courçay (37085)
  40. La Croix-en-Touraine (37091)
  41. Crotelles (37092)
  42. Cussay (37094)
  43. Dame-Marie-les-Bois (37095)
  44. Dierre (37096)
  45. Dolus-le-Sec (37097)
  46. Draché (37098)
  47. Épeigné-les-Bois (37100)
  48. Esves-le-Moutier (37103)
  49. La Ferrière (37106)
  50. Ferrière-Larçon (37107)
  51. Ferrière-sur-Beaulieu (37108)
  52. Francueil (37110)
  53. Genillé (37111)
  54. Le Grand-Pressigny (37113)
  55. La Guerche (37114)
  56. Descartes (37115)
  57. Les Hermites (37116)
  58. Le Liège (37127)
  59. Ligueil (37130)
  60. Limeray (37131)
  61. Loches (37132)
  62. Loché-sur-Indrois (37133)
  63. Louans (37134)
  64. Le Louroux (37136)
  65. Lussault-sur-Loire (37138)
  66. Luzillé (37141)
  67. Manthelan (37143)
  68. Marcé-sur-Esves (37145)
  69. Monthodon (37155)
  70. Montrésor (37157)
  71. Montreuil-en-Touraine (37158)
  72. Morand (37160)
  73. Mosnes (37161)
  74. Mouzay (37162)
  75. Nazelles-Négron (37163)
  76. Neuillé-le-Lierre (37166)
  77. Neuilly-le-Brignon (37168)
  78. Neuville-sur-Brenne (37169)
  79. Noizay (37171)
  80. Nouans-les-Fontaines (37173)
  81. Nouzilly (37175)
  82. Orbigny (37177)
  83. Paulmy (37181)
  84. Perrusson (37183)
  85. Le Petit-Pressigny (37184)
  86. Pocé-sur-Cisse (37185)
  87. Preuilly-sur-Claise (37189)
  88. Reignac-sur-Indre (37192)
  89. Saint-Bauld (37209)
  90. Saint-Flovier (37218)
  91. Saint-Hippolyte (37221)
  92. Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain (37222)
  93. Saint-Laurent-en-Gâtines (37224)
  94. Saint-Martin-le-Beau (37225)
  95. Saint-Nicolas-des-Motets (37229)
  96. Saint-Ouen-les-Vignes (37230)
  97. Saint-Quentin-sur-Indrois (37234)
  98. Saint-Règle (37236)
  99. Saint-Senoch (37238)
  100. Saunay (37240)
  101. Sennevières (37246)
  102. Sepmes (37247)
  103. Souvigny-de-Touraine (37252)
  104. Sublaines (37253)
  105. Tauxigny (37254)
  106. Tournon-Saint-Pierre (37259)
  107. Varennes (37265)
  108. Verneuil-sur-Indre (37269)
  109. Villedômain (37275)
  110. Villedômer (37276)
  111. Villeloin-Coulangé (37277)
  112. Vou (37280)
  113. Yzeures-sur-Creuse (37282)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[5]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
37003 Amboise 13,371 Amboise Le Val d'Amboise
37132 Loches 6,321 Loches Loches Sud Touraine
37115 Descartes 3,623 Descartes Loches Sud Touraine
37130 Ligueil 2,237 Descartes Loches Sud Touraine
37020 Beaulieu-lès-Loches 1,811 Loches Loches Sud Touraine
37111 Genillé 1,562 Loches Loches Sud Touraine
37183 Perrusson 1,540 Loches Loches Sud Touraine
37282 Yzeures-sur-Creuse 1,443 Descartes Loches Sud Touraine
37143 Manthelan 1,402 Descartes Loches Sud Touraine
37049 Chambourg-sur-Indre 1,384 Loches Loches Sud Touraine

Related pages[change | change source]

  1. Arrondissements of the Indre-et-Loire department
  2. List of arrondissements of France

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique d'Indre-et-Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Loches (373)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-179 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation de cantons dans le département d'Indre-et-Loire" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. "Arrondissement de Loches (373)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. "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: 47°08′00″N 1°00′00″E / 47.1333°N 1.0000°E / 47.1333; 1.0000