Canton of Gentioux-Pigerolles

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Canton of Gentioux-Pigerolles
French canton
Country France
Region Blason région fr Limousin.svg Limousin
Department Blason 23 Creuse.png Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Seat Gentioux-Pigerolles
Communes 7
Government
 • Representative

Jean-Luc Léger

2008-2014
Area¹
 • Total 251,10 km2 (9,700 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 1,487
 • Density 5.92/km2 (15.3/sq mi)
Cantonal code 23 17
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Gentioux-Pigerolles is a former canton situated in the Creuse département and in the Limousin region of central France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. It consisted of 7 communes, which joined the canton of Felletin in 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

An area of farming, forestry and quarrying, with the town of Gentioux-Pigerolles, in the arrondissement of Aubusson, at its centre. The altitude varies from 525m (Faux-la-Montagne) to 929m (Gentioux-Pigerolles) with an average altitude of 751m.

Composition[edit]

The Canton of Gentioux-Pigerolles comprises 7 communes and a total of 1487 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Population[edit]

Historical population of Canton of Gentioux-Pigerolles
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 1811 2207 1782 1578 1485 1487
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
Commune Inhabitants Postal code INSEE code
Faux-la-Montagne 394 23340 23077
Féniers 93 23100 23080
Gentioux-Pigerolles 389 23340 23090
Gioux 198 23500 23091
La Nouaille 248 23500 23144
Saint-Marc-à-Loubaud 122 23460 23212
La Villedieu 43 23340 23264

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Coordinates: 45°47′24″N 2°01′04″E / 45.79000°N 2.01778°E / 45.79000; 2.01778