Arrondissement of Brioude

The Arrondissement of Brioude is an arrondissement of France in the Haute-Loire department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It has 111 communes.[1] Its population is 45,768 (2016), and its area is 1,886.8 km2 (728.5 sq mi).[2]

Brioude
Location within the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Location within the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Loire
No. of communes111
SubprefectureBrioude
Area
 • Total1,886.8 km2 (728.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total45,768
 • Density24/km2 (60/sq mi)
INSEE code431

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Brioude are:[1]

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Brioude was created in 1800.[3] In 2007 it absorbed the canton of Saugues from the arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay.[3]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Brioude were, as of January 2015:[4]

  1. Auzon
  2. Blesle
  3. Brioude-Nord
  4. Brioude-Sud
  5. La Chaise-Dieu
  6. Langeac
  7. Lavoûte-Chilhac
  8. Paulhaguet
  9. Pinols
  10. Saugues

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Brioude (431)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  3. ^ a b Historique de la Haute-Loire
  4. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

Coordinates: 45°17′40″N 3°23′06″E / 45.29444°N 3.38500°E / 45.29444; 3.38500