Ussel, Corrèze

Coordinates: 45°32′56″N 2°18′36″E / 45.5489°N 2.31°E / 45.5489; 2.31
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Château of La Borde, Ussel
Château of La Borde, Ussel
Coat of arms of Ussel
Location of Ussel
Ussel is located in France
Ussel is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 45°32′56″N 2°18′36″E / 45.5489°N 2.31°E / 45.5489; 2.31
IntercommunalityHaute-Corrèze Communauté
 • MayorChristophe Arfeuillère[1]
50.37 km2 (19.45 sq mi)
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19275 /19200
Elevation588–781 m (1,929–2,562 ft)
(avg. 685 m or 2,247 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ussel (Occitan: Ussèl) is a French commune, a subprefecture in the Corrèze department in central France. It is in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Ussel.

It is the capital of the old, historical region of Haute-Corrèze.

Geography[change | change source]

Ussel is in the Massif Central on the foot of the plateau de Millevaches. The city itself is on top of a hill between the valleys of the Diège and the Sarsonne rivers.

The commune of Ussel has an area of 50.4 km2 (19.5 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 685 m (2,247 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 620 m (2,030 ft).[3]

The city of Ussel is at about 294 km (183 mi) from Bordeaux, at 295 km (183 mi) from Toulouse, at 483 km (300 mi) from Paris and at 266 km (165 mi) from Lyon.

Ussel and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Ussel

The commune of Ussel is surrounded by the communes:

Three rivers flow through the communeː the river Diège (the town sometimes is called Ussel-sur-Diège), the river Sarsonne and the stream Étang Roux.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Ussel, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Usselois (women: Usseloises).[4]

With a population of 9,772,[5] Ussel has a population density of 194 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Ussel

Administration[change | change source]

Ussel is a subprefecture of the Corrèze department, the capital of the arrondissement of Ussel and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Ussel.

It is part of the intercommunality Haute-Corrèze (French: Haute-Corrèze Communauté).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Ussel is twinned with:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "La Mairie - Les élus du Conseil Municipal" (in French). La ville d'Ussel. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. "Commune d'Ussel (19275) - Comparateur de territoire". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  3. "City of Ussel". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. "Corrèze (19)" (in French). Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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