Rochechouart

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Rochechouart
Subprefecture and commune
Town hall of Rochechouart
Town hall of Rochechouart
Coat of arms of Rochechouart
Coat of arms
Rochechouart is located in France
Rochechouart
Rochechouart
Coordinates: 45°49′26″N 0°49′18″E / 45.8239°N 0.8217°E / 45.8239; 0.8217Coordinates: 45°49′26″N 0°49′18″E / 45.8239°N 0.8217°E / 45.8239; 0.8217
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Haute-Vienne
Arrondissement Rochechouart
Canton Rochechouart
Intercommunality Porte Océane du Limousin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Marie Rougier[1]
Area1 53.88 km2 (20.80 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 3,798
 • Density 70.490/km2 (182.57/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rochechouartais
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 87126 /87600
Elevation 159–313 m (522–1,027 ft)
(avg. 236 m or 774 ft)
Website www.rochechouart.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.

Rochechouart (Occitan: Rechoard) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west central France. It is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

History[change | change source]

Geography[change | change source]

Rochechouart is in the western part of the Haute-Vienne department, along the valley of the Grêne river. The confluence of the Grêne with the Vayres river is to the south of the town. Another river, the Gorre, forms the northeastern border of the commune.

The city of Rochechouart is at about 45 km (28.0 mi) west of Limoges, the largest town and capital of the department, 185 km (115 mi) from Bordeaux and 434 km (270 mi) from Paris.[2]

The commune has an area of 53.9 km2 (20.8 sq mi).[3] Its average altitude is 236 m (774 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 250 m (820 ft).[4]

Map of the commune de Rochechouart

The commune of Rochechouart is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Rochechouart, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Rochechouart are known, in French, as Rochechouartais (women: Rochechouartaises).[5]

With a population of 3,798,[6] Rochechouart has a population density of 70 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Rochechouart

Administration[change | change source]

Rochechouart is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Rochechouart and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Rochechouart, with 17,479 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Porte Océane du Limousin (French: Communauté de communes Porte Océane du Limousin).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Rochechouart is twinned with:[7]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conseil Municipal" (in French). Ville de Rochechouart. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Rochechouart". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 3 Abpril 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Commune de Rochechouart (87126)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  4. "Rochechouart". Map-France.com. Retrieved 3 Abpril 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "Haute-Vienne" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 3 April 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 3 April 2017. 
  7. "Labels & partenaires" (in French). Ville de Rochechouart. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 

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