Prefecture building of the Haute-Vienne department, in Limoges
Location of Haute-Vienne in France
|• President of the General Council||Marie-Françoise Pérol-Dumont (PS)|
|• Total||5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
The chief and largest city is Limoges. The other towns in the department each have fewer than 20,000 inhabitants.
The source of the Charente River is in the department, in the commune of Chéonnac, near Rochechouart.
The three arrondissements of the Haute-Vienne department are:
- Arrondissement of Bellac, (subprefecture: Bellac) with eight cantons and 63 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 42,687 in 1990 and 40,120 in 1999, a decrease of 6.01%.
- Arrondissement of Limoges, (prefecture of the Haute-Vienne department: Limoges) with 28 cantons and 108 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 274,643 in 1990 and 278,439 in 1999, an increase of 1.38%.
- Arrondissement of Rochechouart, (subprefecture: Rochechouart) with six cantons and 30 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 36,263 in 1990 and 35,334 in 1999, a decrease of 2.56%.
Ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane
- Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, chemist and physicist
- Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Marshal of France
- Sadi Carnot, French president
- Auguste Renoir, painter, impressionist
- Agnes Clancier, author
- Geoff Bunn, conceptual artist
- Jean Blanzat, author and journalist
- Paul Rebeyrolle, artist
- Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby, musicians
- Cantons of the Haute-Vienne department
- Communes of the Haute-Vienne department
- Arrondissements of the Haute-Vienne department