Canton of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault

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Canton de Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
French canton
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre
Arrondissement Le Blanc
Seat Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
Communes 14
Government
 • Representative Gérard Mayaud
Area¹
 • Total 318.81 km2 (123.09 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 5,330
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Cantonal code 36 17
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is a French former administrative subdivision, situated in the Indre département and the Centre région. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. It consisted of 14 communes, which joined the canton of Saint-Gaultier in 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Canton of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is in the Arrondissement of Le Blanc. Its altitude varies from 112 m (Dunet) to 344 m (Mouhet), with a median altitude of 218 meters above sea level.

History[edit]

Administration[edit]

The current conseiller général is Gérard Mayaud, of the UDF.

Composition[edit]

The canton grouped 14 communes and numbered 5,432 inhabitants in 1999 (excluding seasonal residents).

Beaulieu (36015) Bonneuil (36020) Chaillac (36035) La Châtre-Langlin (36047)
Chazelet (36049) Dunet (36067) Mouhet (36134) Parnac (36150)
Paulnay (36153) Pouligny-Saint-Pierre (36165) Preuilly-la-Ville (36167) Prissac (36168)
Roussines (36174) Sacierges-Saint-Martin (36177) Saint-Benoît-du-Sault (36182) Saint-Civran (36187)
Saint-Gilles (36196) Vigoux (36239)

Demography[edit]

Census figures for
Canton of
Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
Year Pop.
1962 6,800
1968 7,455
1975 6,871
1982 6,219
1990 5,846
1999 5,432

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Coordinates: 46°26′29″N 1°23′29″E / 46.44139°N 1.39139°E / 46.44139; 1.39139