Arrondissement of Rochechouart

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Arrondissement of Rochechouart
Arrondissement of France
Location of Rochechouart in Haute-Vienne
Location of Rochechouart in Haute-Vienne
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
Communes30
PrefectureRochechouart
INSEE code873
Area
 • Total795.4 km2 (307.1 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total37,877
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)

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

History[change | change source]

When the arrondissements were created in 1800 in France, the arrondissement of Rochechouart was one of those in the Haute-Vienne department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Rochechouart is the most western arrondissement of the Haute-Vienne department. It is bordered to the west and north by the Charente department, to the northeast by the arrondissement of Bellac, to the east by the arrondissement of Limoges and to the south by the Dordogne department.

The arrondissement of Rochechouart is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with area of only 795.4 km2 (307.1 sq mi), and it is the one with fewest people living in it with a population of 37,877 inhabitants and a population density of 47.6 inhabitants/km².[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 two cantons in the arrondissement of Rochechouart and both have all their comunes in the arrondissement. These cantons are:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Rochechouart has 30 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

The communes in the arrondissement with more inhabitants are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
87154 Saint-Junien 11,196 Saint-Junien Porte Océane du Limousin
87126 Rochechouart 3,798 Rochechouart Porte Océane du Limousin
87110 Oradour-sur-Glane 2,464 Saint-Junien Porte Océane du Limousin
87185 Saint-Victurnien 1,724 Saint-Junien Porte Océane du Limousin
87140 Saint-Brice-sur-Vienne 1,650 Saint-Junien Porte Océane du Limousin
87111 Oradour-sur-Vayres 1,530 Rochechouart Les Feuillardiers

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Haute-Vienne". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. Décret n° 2014-194 du 20 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Vienne
  4. "Arrondissement de Rochechouart (873)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 March 2017.

Coordinates: 45°49′00″N 0°49′00″E / 45.8167°N 0.8167°E / 45.8167; 0.8167