Arrondissement of Montluçon

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Arrondissement of Montluçon
Location of the arrondissement Montluçon in Allier
Location of the arrondissement Montluçon in Allier
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
Communes89
SubprefectureMontluçon
INSEE code031
Area
 • Total2,327.9 km2 (898.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total114,756
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Montluçon is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Allier département. Its capital is the city of Montluçon, a subprefecture of the department.

History[change | change source]

On 4 March 1790, with the establishment of the department of Allier, Montluçon was one of the districts of the department. With the establishment of the arrondissements on 17 February 1800, Montluçon was one of the original arrondissements.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Montluçon is bordered to the north by the Cher (Centre-Val de Loire region) department, to the east by the arrondissement of Moulins, to the southeast by the arrondissement of Vichy, to the south by the Puy-de-Dôme department and to the west by the Creuse (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region) department.

It is the westernmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 2,327.9 km2 (899 sq mi),[2] the second largest in area of the department. It has 114,756 inhabitants and a population density of 49.3 inhabitants/km².[3]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Montluçon, there are 6 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Commentry, Huriel, Montluçon-1, Montluçon-2, Montluçon-3 and Montluçon-4 as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in arrondissement of Montluçon
Canton Montluçon Moulins Vichy
Bourbon-l'Archambault 12 17
Commentry 24
Gannat 14 15 12
Huriel 31
Montluçon-1 3
Montluçon-2 1
Montluçon-3 14 + Part of Montluçon
Montluçon-4 6 + Part of Montluçon

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Montluçon has 89 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Ainay-le-Château (03003)
  2. Archignat (03005)
  3. Arpheuilles-Saint-Priest (03007)
  4. Audes (03010)
  5. Beaune-d'Allier (03020)
  6. Bézenet (03027)
  7. Bizeneuille (03031)
  8. Blomard (03032)
  9. Braize (03037)
  10. Le Brethon (03041)
  11. La Celle (03047)
  12. Cérilly (03048)
  13. Chambérat (03051)
  14. Chamblet (03052)
  15. La Chapelaude (03055)
  16. Chappes (03058)
  17. Chavenon (03070)
  18. Chazemais (03072)
  19. Colombier (03081)
  20. Commentry (03082)
  21. Cosne-d'Allier (03084)
  22. Courçais (03088)
  23. Deneuille-les-Mines (03097)
  24. Désertines (03098)
  25. Domérat (03101)
  26. Doyet (03104)
  27. Durdat-Larequille (03106)
  28. Estivareilles (03111)
  29. Haut-Bocage (03158)
  30. Hérisson (03127)
  31. Huriel (03128)
  32. Hyds (03129)
  33. Isle-et-Bardais (03130)
  34. Lamaids (03136)
  35. Lavault-Sainte-Anne (03140)
  36. Lételon (03143)
  37. Lignerolles (03145)
  38. Louroux-Bourbonnais (03150)
  39. Louroux-de-Beaune (03151)
  40. Malicorne (03159)
  41. Marcillat-en-Combraille (03161)
  42. Mazirat (03167)
  43. Meaulne-Vitray (03168)
  44. Mesples (03172)
  45. Montluçon (03185)
  46. Montmarault (03186)
  47. Montvicq (03189)
  48. Murat (03191)
  49. Nassigny (03193)
  50. Néris-les-Bains (03195)
  51. La Petite-Marche (03206)
  52. Prémilhat (03211)
  53. Quinssaines (03212)
  54. Reugny (03213)
  55. Ronnet (03216)
  56. Saint-Angel (03217)
  57. Saint-Bonnet-Tronçais (03221)
  58. Saint-Bonnet-de-Four (03219)
  59. Saint-Caprais (03222)
  60. Saint-Désiré (03225)
  61. Saint-Éloy-d'Allier (03228)
  62. Sainte-Thérence (03261)
  63. Saint-Fargeol (03231)
  64. Saint-Genest (03233)
  65. Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat (03244)
  66. Saint-Marcel-en-Murat (03243)
  67. Saint-Martinien (03246)
  68. Saint-Palais (03249)
  69. Saint-Priest-en-Murat (03256)
  70. Saint-Sauvier (03259)
  71. Saint-Victor (03262)
  72. Sauvagny (03269)
  73. Sazeret (03270)
  74. Teillet-Argenty (03279)
  75. Terjat (03280)
  76. Theneuille (03282)
  77. Tortezais (03285)
  78. Treignat (03288)
  79. Urçay (03293)
  80. Valigny (03296)
  81. Vallon-en-Sully (03297)
  82. Vaux (03301)
  83. Venas (03303)
  84. Verneix (03305)
  85. Vernusse (03308)
  86. Le Vilhain (03313)
  87. Villebret (03314)
  88. Villefranche-d'Allier (03315)
  89. Viplaix (03317)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
03185 Montluçon 37,289 Montluçon-1, Montluçon-2
Montluçon-3, Montluçon-4
CA Montluçon Communauté
03101 Domérat 8,985 Montluçon-1 CA Montluçon Communauté
03082 Commentry 6,395 Commentry Commentry Montmarault Néris Communauté
03098 Désertines 4,304 Montluçon-2 CA Montluçon Communauté
03195 Néris-les-Bains 2,701 Montluçon-3 Commentry Montmarault Néris Communauté
03128 Huriel 2,700 Huriel Pays d'Huriel
03211 Prémilhat 2,434 Montluçon-4 CA Montluçon Communauté
03262 Saint-Victor 2,107 Montluçon-1 CA Montluçon Communauté
03084 Cosne-d'Allier 2,098 Huriel Commentry Montmarault Néris Communauté
03297 Vallon-en-Sully 1,635 Huriel Val de Cher

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de l'Allier". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. "Arrondissement de Montluçon (031)". Comparateur de territoires (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-265 du 27 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de l'Allier" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. "Arrondissement de Montluçon (031)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

Coordinates: 46°20′00″N 2°36′00″E / 46.3333°N 2.6000°E / 46.3333; 2.6000