Canton of Pontarion

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Canton of Pontarion
French canton
Country France
Region Blason région fr Limousin.svg Limousin
Department Blason 23 Creuse.png Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Seat Pontarion
Communes 10
Government
 • Representative Jacky Guillon 2008-2014
Area¹
 • Total 197.56 km2 (76.28 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 2,821
 • Density 14.28/km2 (37.0/sq mi)
Cantonal code 23 27
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Pontarion 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.

Geography[edit]

A farming area in the arrondissement of Guéret, centred on the village of Pontarion. The altitude varies from 390m (Thauron) to 760m (Vidaillat) with an average altitude of 534m.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Canton of Pontarion
(Source: INSEE)
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 3868 4174 3650 3366 2952 2821
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Composition[edit]

The Canton of Pontarion comprised 10 communes and a total of 2821 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Commune Inhabitants Postal code INSEE code
La Chapelle-Saint-Martial 92 23250 23051
Janaillat 367 23250 23099
Pontarion 379 23250 23155
La Pouge 78 23250 23157
Sardent 801 23250 23168
Saint-Éloi 166 23000 23191
Saint-Georges-la-Pouge 311 23250 23197
Saint-Hilaire-le-Château 276 23250 23202
Thauron 189 23250 23253
Vidaillat 162 23250 23260

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Coordinates: 46°00′46″N 1°52′31″E / 46.01278°N 1.87528°E / 46.01278; 1.87528