Arrondissement of Tours

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Arrondissement of Tours
Tours in Indre-et-Loire
Tours in Indre-et-Loire
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
Communes54
PrefectureTours
INSEE code372
Area
 • Total2,629.2 km2 (1,015.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total466,232
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Tours is an arrondissement of France, in the Indre-et-Loire department, Centre-Val de Loire region. Its capital is the city of Tours.

History[change | change source]

When the Indre-et-Loire department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Tours was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Tours is the northern half of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is bordered to the north and east by the Loir-et-Cher department, to the southeast by the Loches arrondissement, to the southwest by the Chinon arrondissement, to the west by the Maine-et-Loire department and to the northwest by the Sarthe department.

The arrondissement of Tours is the largest arrondissement of the department in area, 2,629.2 km2 (1,015.1 sq mi), and the one with more people living in it with 466,232 inhabitants.[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.

The cantons of the arrondissement of Tours are:

  1. Amboise (3701)
  2. Ballan-Miré (3702)
  3. Bléré (3703)
  4. Château-Renault (3704)
  5. Joué-lès-Tours (3707)
  6. Langeais (3708) (partly)
  7. Montlouis-sur-Loire (3710)
  8. Monts (3711)
  9. Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (3712)
  10. Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (3714)
  11. Tours-1 (3715)
  12. Tours-2 (3716)
  13. Tours-3 (3717)
  14. Tours-4 (3718)
  15. Vouvray (3719)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Tours has 54 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Artannes-sur-Indre (37006)
  2. Azay-le-Rideau (37014)
  3. Azay-sur-Cher (37015)
  4. Ballan-Miré (37018)
  5. Berthenay (37025)
  6. Bréhémont (37038)
  7. Chambray-lès-Tours (37050)
  8. Chançay (37052)
  9. Chanceaux-sur-Choisille (37054)
  10. La Chapelle-aux-Naux (37056)
  11. Cheillé (37067)
  12. Druye (37099)
  13. Esvres (37104)
  14. Fondettes (37109)
  15. Joué-lès-Tours (37122)
  16. Larçay (37124)
  17. Lignières-de-Touraine (37128)
  18. Luynes (37139)
  19. La Membrolle-sur-Choisille (37151)
  20. Mettray (37152)
  21. Monnaie (37153)
  22. Montbazon (37154)
  23. Montlouis-sur-Loire (37156)
  24. Monts (37159)
  25. Notre-Dame-d'Oé (37172)
  26. Parçay-Meslay (37179)
  27. Pont-de-Ruan (37186)
  28. Reugny (37194)
  29. La Riche (37195)
  30. Rigny-Ussé (37197)
  31. Rivarennes (37200)
  32. Rochecorbon (37203)
  33. Saché (37205)
  34. Saint-Avertin (37208)
  35. Saint-Branchs (37211)
  36. Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (37212)
  37. Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (37214)
  38. Saint-Étienne-de-Chigny (37217)
  39. Saint-Genouph (37219)
  40. Saint-Pierre-des-Corps (37233)
  41. Savonnières (37243)
  42. Sorigny (37250)
  43. Thilouze (37257)
  44. Tours (37261)
  45. Truyes (37263)
  46. Vallères (37264)
  47. Veigné (37266)
  48. Véretz (37267)
  49. Vernou-sur-Brenne (37270)
  50. Villaines-les-Rochers (37271)
  51. Villandry (37272)
  52. La Ville-aux-Dames (37273)
  53. Villeperdue (37278)
  54. Vouvray (37281)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[5]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
37261 Tours 136,125 Tours-1, Tours-2, Tours-3, Tours-4 CU Tour(S) Plus
37122 Joué-lès-Tours 37,748 Joué-lès-Tours CU Tour(S) Plus
37214 Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire 15,994 Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire CU Tour(S) Plus
37233 Saint-Pierre-des-Corps 15,538 Saint-Pierre-des-Corps CU Tour(S) Plus
37208 Saint-Avertin 14,985 Saint-Pierre-des-Corps CU Tour(S) Plus
37050 Chambray-lès-Tours 11,109 Montlouis-sur-Loire CU Tour(S) Plus
37156 Montlouis-sur-Loire 10,574 Montlouis-sur-Loire Touraine-Est Vallées
37195 La Riche 10,434 Ballan-Miré CU Tour(S) Plus
37109 Fondettes 10,427 Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire CU Tour(S) Plus
37018 Ballan-Miré 7,900 Ballan-Miré CU Tour(S) Plus

Related pages[change | change source]

  1. Arrondissements of the Indre-et-Loire department
  2. List of arrondissements of France

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique d'Indre-et-Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. "Arrondissement de Tours (372)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-179 du 18 février 2014 portant délimitation de cantons dans le département d'Indre-et-Loire" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. "Arrondissement de Tours (372)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

Coordinates: 47°24′N 0°41′E / 47.400°N 0.683°E / 47.400; 0.683