Arrondissement of Poitiers

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Arrondissement of Poitiers
Location of Poitiers in Vienne
Location of Poitiers in Vienne
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentVienne
Communes87
PrefecturePoitiers
INSEE code863
Area
 • Total1,925.7 km2 (743.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total246,038
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Poitiers is an arrondissement of France, in the Vienne department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Poitiers.

History[change | change source]

When the Vienne department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Poitiers was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Poitiers is in western Vienne and is bordered to the north and northeast by the arrondissement Châtellerault, to east and south by the arrondissement Montmorillon, and to the west by the Deux-Sèvres department.

It has an area of 1,925.7 km2 (743.5 sq mi).[2] It has 246,038 inhabitants and a density of 127.8 inhabitants/km².[3] It is the arrondissement of Vienne with more people living in it but is the one with the smallest area.

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 Poitiers, there are 8 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Migné-Auxances, Poitiers-1, Poitiers-2, Poitiers-3, Poitiers-4, Poitiers-5, Vivonne and Vouneuil-sous-Biard. The following table shows the distribution of the "communes" in the cantons and arrondissements:

Cantons and communes in the arrondissement of Poitiers
INSEE
Code
Canton Arrondissements Total
Châtellerault Montmorillon Poitiers
8601 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou 13 13
8607 Jaunay-Clan 1 7 8
8609 Lusignan 10 9 19
8611 Migné-Auxances 19 19
8613 Poitiers-1 3 3
8614 Poitiers-2 1 + part of Poitiers 1 + part of Poitiers
8615 Poitiers-3 part of Poitiers part of Poitiers
8616 Poitiers-4 1 + part of Poitiers 1 + part of Poitiers
8617 Poitiers-5 2 + part of Poitiers 2 + part of Poitiers
8618 Vivonne 16 16
8619 Vouneuil-sous-Biard 15 15

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Poitiers has 87 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Amberre (86002)
  2. Aslonnes (86010)
  3. Avanton (86016)
  4. Ayron (86017)
  5. Benassay (86021)
  6. Biard (86027)
  7. Bignoux (86028)
  8. Blaslay (86030)
  9. Bonnes (86031)
  10. Buxerolles (86041)
  11. Béruges (86024)
  12. Celle-Lévescault (86045)
  13. Chabournay (86048)
  14. Chalandray (86050)
  15. Champigny-le-Sec (86053)
  16. Charrais (86060)
  17. Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (86062)
  18. Cheneché (86071)
  19. Cherves (86073)
  20. Chiré-en-Montreuil (86074)
  21. Château-Larcher (86065)
  22. Cissé (86076)
  23. Cloué (86080)
  24. Coulombiers (86083)
  25. Croutelle (86088)
  26. Cuhon (86089)
  27. Curzay-sur-Vonne (86091)
  28. Dienné (86094)
  29. Dissay (86095)
  30. Fleuré (86099)
  31. Fontaine-le-Comte (86100)
  32. Frozes (86102)
  33. Gizay (86105)
  34. Iteuil (86113)
  35. Jardres (86114)
  36. Jaunay-Clan (86115)
  37. Jazeneuil (86116)
  38. La Chapelle-Montreuil (86056)
  39. La Chapelle-Moulière (86058)
  40. La Villedieu-du-Clain (86290)
  41. Latillé (86121)
  42. Lavausseau (86123)
  43. Lavoux (86124)
  44. Le Rochereau (86208)
  45. Ligugé (86133)
  46. Liniers (86135)
  47. Lusignan (86139)
  48. Maillé (86142)
  49. Maisonneuve (86144)
  50. Marigny-Brizay (86146)
  51. Marigny-Chemereau (86147)
  52. Marnay (86148)
  53. Marçay (86145)
  54. Massognes (86150)
  55. Mignaloux-Beauvoir (86157)
  56. Migné-Auxances (86158)
  57. Mirebeau (86160)
  58. Montamisé (86163)
  59. Montreuil-Bonnin (86166)
  60. Neuville-de-Poitou (86177)
  61. Nieuil-l'Espoir (86178)
  62. Nouaillé-Maupertuis (86180)
  63. Poitiers (86194)
  64. Pouillé (86198)
  65. Quinçay (86204)
  66. Roches-Prémarie-Andillé (86209)
  67. Rouillé (86213)
  68. Saint-Benoît (86214)
  69. Saint-Cyr (86219)
  70. Saint-Georges-lès-Baillargeaux (86222)
  71. Saint-Julien-l'Ars (86226)
  72. Saint-Sauvant (86244)
  73. Sanxay (86253)
  74. Savigny-Lévescault (86256)
  75. Smarves (86263)
  76. Sèvres-Anxaumont (86261)
  77. Tercé (86268)
  78. Thurageau (86271)
  79. Varennes (86277)
  80. Vendeuvre-du-Poitou (86281)
  81. Vernon (86284)
  82. Villiers (86292)
  83. Vivonne (86293)
  84. Vouillé (86294)
  85. Vouneuil-sous-Biard (86297)
  86. Vouzailles (86299)
  87. Yversay (86300)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Vienne". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Poitiers (863)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 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 16 April 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-264 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Vienne" (in French). Legifrance. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Poitiers (86)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

Coordinates: 46°26′00″N 0°52′00″E / 46.4333°N 0.8667°E / 46.4333; 0.8667