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ⓘ Arrondissement of Brioude. The arrondissement of Brioude is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Haute-Loire departement. Its capital is the city of B ..




Arrondissement of Brioude
                                     

ⓘ Arrondissement of Brioude

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

                                     

1. Geography

The arrondissement of Brioude is bordered to the north by the Puy-de-Dome department, to the east by the arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay, to the south and southwest by the Lozere department and to the west by the Cantal department.

It is the most western of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1.886.8 km 2 728.5 sq mi, the second largest of the department but it is the one with fewest people living in it with 45.848 inhabitants and a density of 24.3 inhabitants/km².

The Allier river flows through this arrondissement.

                                     

2. Composition

Cantons

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France, cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

In the arrondissement of Brioude, there are 5 cantons:

  • Brioude 4304
  • Plateau du Haut-Velay granitique 4311 partly
  • Pays de Lafayette 4310
  • Gorges de lAllier-Gevaudan 4307
  • Sainte-Florine 4317

Communes

The arrondissement of Brioude has 111 communes ; they are with their INSEE codes:

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

                                     
  • Le Puy - en - Velay. Arrondissement of Brioude Arrondissement of Le Puy - en - Velay Arrondissement of Yssingeaux List of arrondissements of France Departement
  • with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the three districts were changed into three arrondissements Le Puy, Brioude and Yssingeaux. On 10
  • to the west by the arrondissement of Brioude It is the central arrondissement of the department and is the largest arrondissement both in area, 1, 930