Arrondissement of Parthenay

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Arrondissement of Parthenay
Location of Parthenay in Deux-Sèvres
Location of Parthenay in Deux-Sèvres
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
Communes77
SubrefectureParthenay
INSEE code793
Area
 • Total1,585.1 km2 (612.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total64,425
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Parthenay is an arrondissement of France, in the Deux-Sèvres department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Parthenay.

History[change | change source]

When the Deux-Sèvres department was created on 1790, Parthenay was one of the original districts.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The territory of the present arrondissement of Parthenay is the historical region of Gâtine vendéenne; several communes are named after this region: La Boissière-en-Gâtine, Mazières-en-Gâtine, Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine, Vernoux-en-Gâtine.

Parthenay is the central arrondissement of the department. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Bressuire, to the east by the Vienne department, to the south by the arrondissement of Niort and to the west by the Vendée department.

It has an area of 1,585.1 km2 (612.0 sq mi),[2] and a population of 64,425 inhabitants for a density of 40.6 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 Parthenay, there are 2 cantons with all their communes in the arrondissement: La Gâtine and Parthenay. The following table shows the distribution of the communes in the arrondissement:

Cantons and communes in the Bressuire arrondissement
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Bressuire Niort Parthenay
7904 Cerizay 10 13 23
7906 La Gâtine 40 40
7913 Parthenay 11 11
7917 Le Val de Thouet 22 13 35

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Parthenay has 77 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Adilly (79002)
  2. Airvault (79005)
  3. Allonne (79007)
  4. Amailloux (79008)
  5. Assais-les-Jumeaux (79016)
  6. Aubigny (79019)
  7. Availles-Thouarsais (79022)
  8. Azay-sur-Thouet (79025)
  9. Beaulieu-sous-Parthenay (79029)
  10. Boussais (79047)
  11. Chantecorps (79068)
  12. Chanteloup (79069)
  13. Châtillon-sur-Thouet (79080)
  14. Clavé (79092)
  15. Clessé (79094)
  16. Coutières (79105)
  17. Doux (79108)
  18. Fomperron (79121)
  19. Fénery (79118)
  20. Gourgé (79135)
  21. Irais (79141)
  22. L'Absie (79001)
  23. La Boissière-en-Gâtine (79040)
  24. La Chapelle-Bertrand (79071)
  25. La Chapelle-Saint-Laurent (79076)
  26. La Chapelle-Saint-Étienne (79075)
  27. La Ferrière-en-Parthenay (79120)
  28. La Peyratte (79208)
  29. Lageon (79145)
  30. Largeasse (79147)
  31. Le Breuil-Bernard (79051)
  32. Le Chillou (79089)
  33. Le Retail (79226)
  34. Le Tallud (79322)
  35. Les Forges (79124)
  36. Les Groseillers (79139)
  37. Lhoumois (79149)
  38. Louin (79156)
  39. Maisontiers (79165)
  40. Marnes (79167)
  41. Mazières-en-Gâtine (79172)
  42. Moncoutant (79179)
  43. Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle (79188)
  44. Ménigoute (79176)
  45. Neuvy-Bouin (79190)
  46. Oroux (79197)
  47. Parthenay (79202)
  48. Pompaire (79213)
  49. Pougne-Hérisson (79215)
  50. Pressigny (79218)
  51. Pugny (79222)
  52. Reffannes (79225)
  53. Saint-Aubin-le-Cloud (79239)
  54. Saint-Georges-de-Noisné (79253)
  55. Saint-Germain-de-Longue-Chaume (79255)
  56. Saint-Germier (79256)
  57. Saint-Généroux (79252)
  58. Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes (79260)
  59. Saint-Lin (79267)
  60. Saint-Loup-Lamairé (79268)
  61. Saint-Marc-la-Lande (79271)
  62. Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (79278)
  63. Saint-Pardoux (79285)
  64. Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine (79286)
  65. Saurais (79306)
  66. Secondigny (79311)
  67. Soutiers (79318)
  68. Tessonnière (79325)
  69. Thénezay (79326)
  70. Trayes (79332)
  71. Vasles (79339)
  72. Vausseroux (79340)
  73. Vautebis (79341)
  74. Vernoux-en-Gâtine (79342)
  75. Verruyes (79345)
  76. Viennay (79347)
  77. Vouhé (79354)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique des Deux-Sèvres". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Parthenay (793)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-176 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département des Deux-Sèvres". Legifrance. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Parthenay (793)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

Coordinates: 46°39′00″N 0°15′00″W / 46.6500°N 0.2500°W / 46.6500; -0.2500