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 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 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 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
- Maryse Bastié (1898-1952) aviator
- Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850), chemist and physicist
- Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944) novelist and diplomat.
- Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762-1833), Marshal of France
- Paul Rebeyrolle (1926-2005), artist
- Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), impressionist painter
- Sadi Carnot (1837-1894), French president
- Jean-Joseph Sanfourche (1929-2010), painter
- Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), painter and artist's model
- Cantons of the Haute-Vienne department
- Communes of the Haute-Vienne department
- Arrondissements of the Haute-Vienne department