Arrondissement of Yssingeaux

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Arrondissement of Yssingeaux
Location of Yssingeaux in Haute-Loire
Location of Yssingeaux in Haute-Loire
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
Communes44
SubprefectureYssingeaux
INSEE code433
Area
 • Total1,159.7 km2 (447.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total84,676
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Yssingeaux is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Haute-Loire département. Its capital is the city of Yssingeaux, a subprefecture of the department.

History[change | change source]

When the Haute-Loire department was created on 4 March 1790, the arrondissement of Yssingeaux, with the name of Le Puy, was part of that original department. In 1988, the name was changed to Puy-en-Velay.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Yssingeaux is bordered to the north by the Loire departmens, to the east and southeast by the Ardèche department, to the south and west by the arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay.

The arrondissement is in the northeast of the department and is the smallest arrondissement in area, 1,159.7 km2 (447.8 sq mi),[2] but the second in population, with 84,676 inhabitants and a density of 73.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

The department is in the basin of the Loire river.

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 Yssingeaux, there are 8 cantons:

Communes[change | change source]

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

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
43137 Monistrol-sur-Loire 8,808 Monistrol-sur-Loire Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43268 Yssingeaux 7,105 Yssingeaux Les Sucs
43012 Aurec-sur-Loire 6,035 Aurec-sur-Loire Loire et Semène
43224 Sainte-Sigolène 5,952 Les Deux Rivières et Vallées Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43020 Bas-en-Basset 4,314 Bas-en-Basset Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43205 Saint-Just-Malmont 4,153 Aurec-sur-Loire Loire et Semène
43177 Saint-Didier-en-Velay 3,465 Les Deux Rivières et Vallées Loire et Semène
43244 Tence 3,127 Boutières Le Haut-Lignon
43162 Retournac 2,886 Bas-en-Basset Les Sucs
43087 Dunières 2,875 Boutières Le Pays de Montfaucon
43025 Beauzac 2,854 Bas-en-Basset Marches du Velay-Rochebaron

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique de la Haute-Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement d'Yssingeaux (433)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 September 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 29 September 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-162 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de la Haute-Loire" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement d'Yssingeaux (433)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

Coordinates: 45°08′30″N 4°07′19″E / 45.14167°N 4.12194°E / 45.14167; 4.12194