Haute-Vienne

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Haute-Vienne
Department
Prefecture building of the Haute-Vienne department, in Limoges
Prefecture building of the Haute-Vienne department, in Limoges
Coat of arms of Haute-Vienne
Coat of arms
Location of Haute-Vienne in France
Location of Haute-Vienne in France
Coordinates: 45°50′N 1°16′E / 45.833°N 1.267°E / 45.833; 1.267Coordinates: 45°50′N 1°16′E / 45.833°N 1.267°E / 45.833; 1.267
Country France
Region Limousin
Prefecture Limoges
Subprefectures Bellac
Rochechouart
Government
 • President of the General Council Marie-Françoise Pérol-Dumont (PS)
Area1
 • Total 5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 371,102
 • Rank 62nd
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 87
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 42
Communes 201
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Haute-Vienne (French pronunciation: ​[ot vjɛn]) is a French department named after the Vienne River. It is one of three departments that together constitute the French region of Limousin.

The chief and largest city is Limoges. The other towns in the department each have fewer than 20,000 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The source of the Charente River is in the department, in the commune of Chéonnac, near Rochechouart.

The neighboring departments are: Creuse, Corrèze, Dordogne, Charente, Vienne and Indre.

Arrondissements[edit]

The three arrondissements of the Haute-Vienne department are:

  1. 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%.
  2. 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%.
  3. 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%.

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