Arrondissement of Thiers

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Arrondissement of Thiers
Location of Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme
Location of Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
Communes44
SubrefectureThiers
INSEE code635
Area
 • Total865.8 km2 (334.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total57,956
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Thiers is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Puy-de-Dôme département, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital, and a subprefecture of the department, is the city of Thiers.

History[change | change source]

When the Puy-de-Dôme department was created in 1790, the arrondissement of Thiers was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Thiers is in the northeast of the department and borders to the north with the Allier department, to the east with the Loire department, to the south with the arrondissement of Ambert, to the southwest with the arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand, and to the west and northwest with the arrondissement of Riom.

The arrondissement of Thiers is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 865.8 km2 (334.3 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 57,956 inhabitants and a density of 66.9 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 Thiers there are 4 cantons:

  1. Lezoux (6319)
  2. Maringues (6320) (partly)
  3. Les Monts du Livradois (6322) (partly)
  4. Thiers (6330)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Thiers has 44 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):[5]

  1. Arconsat (63008)
  2. Aubusson-d'Auvergne (63015)
  3. Augerolles (63016)
  4. Bort-l'Étang (63045)
  5. Bulhon (63058)
  6. Celles-sur-Durolle (63066)
  7. Chabreloche (63072)
  8. Charnat (63095)
  9. Châteldon (63102)
  10. Courpière (63125)
  11. Crevant-Laveine (63128)
  12. Culhat (63131)
  13. Dorat (63138)
  14. Escoutoux (63151)
  15. Joze (63180)
  16. Lachaux (63184)
  17. Lempty (63194)
  18. Lezoux (63195)
  19. Moissat (63229)
  20. La Monnerie-le-Montel (63231)
  21. Noalhat (63253)
  22. Néronde-sur-Dore (63249)
  23. Olmet (63260)
  24. Orléat (63265)
  25. Palladuc (63267)
  26. Paslières (63271)
  27. Peschadoires (63276)
  28. Puy-Guillaume (63291)
  29. Ravel (63296)
  30. La Renaudie (63298)
  31. Ris (63301)
  32. Sainte-Agathe (63310)
  33. Saint-Flour (63343)
  34. Saint-Jean-d'Heurs (63364)
  35. Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle (63393)
  36. Saint-Victor-Montvianeix (63402)
  37. Sauviat (63414)
  38. Sermentizon (63418)
  39. Seychalles (63420)
  40. Thiers (63430)
  41. Vinzelles (63461)
  42. Viscomtat (63463)
  43. Vollore-Montagne (63468)
  44. Vollore-Ville (63469)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
63430 Thiers 11,588 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63195 Lezoux 5,864 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63125 Courpière 4,338 Les Monts du Livradois Thiers Dore et Montagne
63291 Puy-Guillaume 2,665 Maringues Thiers Dore et Montagne
63276 Peschadoires 2,110 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63265 Orléat 2,100 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63231 La Monnerie-le-Montel 1,786 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63393 Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle 1,766 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63066 Celles-sur-Durolle 1,755 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63271 Paslières 1,556 Maringues Thiers Dore et Montagne

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Puy-de-Dôme". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Thiers (635)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 October 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 21 October 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-210 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Puy-de-Dôme" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Thiers (635)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

Coordinates: 45°51′27″N 3°32′32″E / 45.85750°N 3.54222°E / 45.85750; 3.54222