Bellac

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Bellac
Town hall of Bellac
Town hall of Bellac
Coat of arms of Bellac
Coat of arms
Bellac is located in France
Bellac
Bellac
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bellac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bellac
Bellac
Coordinates: 46°07′23″N 1°03′01″E / 46.1231°N 1.0503°E / 46.1231; 1.0503Coordinates: 46°07′23″N 1°03′01″E / 46.1231°N 1.0503°E / 46.1231; 1.0503
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementBellac
CantonBellac
IntercommunalityHaut Limousin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Corine Hourcade-Hatte[1]
Area
1
24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
4,117
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bellachons or Bellacquais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
87011 /87300
Elevation175–301 m (574–988 ft)
(avg. 245 m or 804 ft)
Websitewww.bellac.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bellac (Occitan: Belac) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Bellac is near the Monts de Blond (some hills that are part of the Massif Central), in the northwest of the department. The Vincou river (a tributary of the Gartempe) flows through the city.

Bellac is at about 45 km (28 mi) from Limoges, 80 km (50 mi) from Poitiers, 100 km (62 mi) from Angoulême, 230 km (140 mi) from Bordeaux and 380 km (240 mi) from Paris.

The commune has an area of 24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 238 m (781 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 250 m (820 ft).[3]

Map of the commune de Bellac

The commune of Bellac is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Bellac, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Bellac are known, in French, as Bellachons (women: Bellachonnes), or as Bellacquais (women: Bellacquaises).[5]

With a population of 4,117,[6] Bellac has a population density of 169 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bellac

Bellac forms, with Peyrat-de-Bellac, the urban area of Bellac with a population of 5,281 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 55.6 km2 (21.5 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Bellac, formed by Bellac and Peyrat-de-Bellac, with a population of 5,281 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 55.6 km2 (21.5 sq mi).[8]

Administration[change | change source]

Bellac is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Bellac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Bellac, with 18,178 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Le Haut-Limousin en Marche (French: Communauté de communes Haut-Limousin en Marche).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Bellac is twinned with:[9]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "La Mairie - Présentation" (in French). Ville de Bellac. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. "Commune de Bellac (87011)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. "Bellac". Map-France.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. "Ville de Bellac". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. "Haute-Vienne" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. "Unité urbaine de Bellac (87202)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  8. "Aire urbaine de Bellac (571)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  9. "Jumelage" (in French). Ville de Bellac. Retrieved 29 March 2017.

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