Arrondissement of Vierzon

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Arrondissement of Vierzon
Vierzon in Cher
Vierzon in Cher
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentCher
Communes43
SubprefectureVierzon
INSEE code183
Area
 • Total1,767.4 km2 (682.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total71,236
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Vierzon is an arrondissement of France, in the Cher department, Centre-Val de Loire region. Its capital, and subprefecture of the department, is the city of Vierzon.

History[change | change source]

When the Cher department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Vierzon was not part of that original department. The arrondissement was created in 1984.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Vierzon is in the northwest of the department. It is bordered to the north by the Loiret department, to the east by the Bourges arrondissement, to the south by the Indre-et-Loire department and to the west by the Loir-et-Cher department.

The arrondissement of Vierzon is the smallest arrondissement of the department with an area of 1,767.4 km2 (682.4 sq mi). It has a population of 71,236 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 in the arrondissement of Vierzon, (with their INSEE codes) are:

  1. Aubigny-sur-Nère (1801)
  2. Mehun-sur-Yèvre (1811)
  3. Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny (1815) (partly)
  4. Vierzon-1 (1818)
  5. Vierzon-2 (1819)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Vierzon has 43 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Allouis (18005)
  2. Argent-sur-Sauldre (18011)
  3. Aubigny-sur-Nère (18015)
  4. Berry-Bouy (18028)
  5. Blancafort (18030)
  6. Brinay (18036)
  7. Brinon-sur-Sauldre (18037)
  8. Cerbois (18044)
  9. Chéry (18064)
  10. Clémont (18067)
  11. Dampierre-en-Graçay (18085)
  12. Ennordres (18088)
  13. Foëcy (18096)
  14. Genouilly (18100)
  15. Graçay (18103)
  16. Ivoy-le-Pré (18115)
  17. La Chapelle-d'Angillon (18047)
  18. Lazenay (18124)
  19. Limeux (18128)
  20. Lury-sur-Arnon (18134)
  21. Massay (18140)
  22. Mehun-sur-Yèvre (18141)
  23. Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre (18147)
  24. Méreau (18148)
  25. Méry-sur-Cher (18150)
  26. Méry-ès-Bois (18149)
  27. Nançay (18159)
  28. Neuvy-sur-Barangeon (18165)
  29. Nohant-en-Graçay (18167)
  30. Oizon (18170)
  31. Presly (18185)
  32. Preuilly (18186)
  33. Quincy (18190)
  34. Saint-Georges-sur-la-Prée (18210)
  35. Saint-Hilaire-de-Court (18214)
  36. Saint-Laurent (18219)
  37. Saint-Outrille (18228)
  38. Sainte-Montaine (18227)
  39. Sainte-Thorette (18237)
  40. Thénioux (18263)
  41. Vierzon (18279)
  42. Vignoux-sur-Barangeon (18281)
  43. Vouzeron (18290)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[5]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
18279 Vierzon 27,050 Vierzon-1 and Vierzon-2 Vierzon-Sologne-Berry
18141 Mehun-sur-Yèvre 6,717 Mehun-sur-Yèvre Cœur de Berry
18015 Aubigny-sur-Nère 5,560 Aubigny-sur-Nère Sauldre et Sologne
18148 Méreau 2,582 Mehun-sur-Yèvre Cœur de Berry
18281 Vignoux-sur-Barangeon 2,143 Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny Les Villages de la Forêt
18011 Argent-sur-Sauldre 2,137 Aubigny-sur-Nère Sauldre et Sologne
18096 Foëcy 2,074 Mehun-sur-Yèvre Cœur de Berry
18103 Graçay 1,456 Vierzon-2 Vierzon-Sologne-Berry
18140 Massay 1,412 Mehun-sur-Yèvre Cœur de Berry

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Cher". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Vierzon (183)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-206 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Cher" (in French). Legifrance.gouv.fr. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. "Arrondissement de Vierzon (183)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 4 August 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 31 July 2017.

Coordinates: 47°13′N 2°03′E / 47.217°N 2.050°E / 47.217; 2.050