Haut-Bocage

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Haut-Bocage
Haut-Bocage is located in France
Haut-Bocage
Haut-Bocage
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Haut-Bocage is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Haut-Bocage
Haut-Bocage
Coordinates: 46°28′44″N 2°39′07″E / 46.479°N 2.652°E / 46.479; 2.652Coordinates: 46°28′44″N 2°39′07″E / 46.479°N 2.652°E / 46.479; 2.652
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMontluçon
CantonHuriel
IntercommunalityVal de Cher
Government
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Jean-Michel Laprugne
Area
1
70.64 km2 (27.27 sq mi)
Population
(2013)2
933
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03158 /03190
Elevation182–359 m (597–1,178 ft)
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.

Haut-Bocage is a commune in the Allier department of central France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

The town hall is in Maillet.

History[change | change source]

The Haut-Bocage was established on 1 January 2016 with the former communes of Maillet, Givarlais and Louroux-Hodement.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

Haut-Bocage is in the western part of the Allier department, in the valley of the Cher river at 16 km (9.9 mi) to the north of Montluçon,[2] the subprefecture of the arrondissement.

It has an area of 70.64 km2 (27.27 sq mi) with an altitude of 182–359 m (597–1,178 ft).

The 3 former communes that form Haut-Bocage
Maillet, Givarlais and Louroux-Hodement

Composition[change | change source]

The commune is formed by:

Name Code
INSEE
Area
(km²)
Population[3]
(2013)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Maillet 03158 26.61 344 12.9
Givarlais 03123 14.85 246 16.6
Louroux-Hodement 03153 29.18 343 11.8

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arrêté du 17 décembre 2015 portant création de la commune nouvelle de Haut-Bocage" (in French) (PDF). Recueil des actes administratifs de l'Allier: 14-15. 18 December 2015. http://www.allier.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/RAA_SPECIAL_18_DECEMBRE.pdf. 
  2. "Orthodromie - Allier department" (in French). Lion 1906. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  3. "Populations lègales 2013 - 03-Allier". Populations légales 2013 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 2 November 2016.