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Arrondissement of Le Blanc
Arrondissement of France
Location of Le Blanc in Indre
Location of Le Blanc in Indre
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Communes 56
Subprefecture Le Blanc
INSEE code 361
Area
 • Total 1,760.8 km2 (679.8 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 32,168
 • Density 18.2690/km2 (47.3164/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Le Blanc is an arrondissement of France, in the Indre department of the Centre-Val de Loire region. Its capital is the city of Le Blanc.

History

When the Indre department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Le Blanc was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Le Blanc is the most western arrondissement of the Indre department; it covers parts of the west and southwest of the department. It is the second arrondissement of the department in area, after the arrondissement of Châteauroux, with1,760.8 km2 (679.8 sq mi), but the one with the lowest population (32,168 inhabitants).

The lowest point in the arrondissement is 59 m (194 ft) high, in the "commune" of Néons-sur-Creuse, and the highest is 344 m (1,129 ft) high, in the "commune" of Mouhet.

It is bordered to the north by the Indre-et-Loire department, to the east by the arrondissement of Châteauroux, to the southeast by the arrondissement of La Châtre, to the south by the Creuse department, to the southwest by the Haute-Vienne department and to the west by the Vienne department.

Composition

Cantons

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France, cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There are only two cantons in the arrondissement of Le Blanc:

  • Le Blanc, with 27 "communes", all in the arrondiissement; and
  • Saint-Gaultier, with 29 "communes" in the arrondissement and 5 in the arrondiissement of Châteauroux.

Communes

The arrondissement of Le Blanc has 56 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

1. Azay-le-Ferron (36010) 2. Beaulieu (36015) 3. Bonneuil (36020) 4. Bélâbre (36016)
5. Chaillac (36035) 6. Chalais (36036) 7. Chazelet (36049) 8. Chitray (36051)
9. Ciron (36053) 10. Concremiers (36058) 11. Douadic (36066) 12. Dunet (36067)
13. Fontgombault (36076) 14. Ingrandes (36087) 15. La Châtre-Langlin (36047) 16. Le Blanc (36018)
17. Lignac (36094) 18. Lingé (36096) 19. Lurais (36104) 20. Lureuil (36105)
21. Luzeret (36106) 22. Martizay (36113) 23. Mauvières (36114) 24. Migné (36124)
25. Mouhet (36134) 26. Mérigny (36119) 27. Mézières-en-Brenne (36123) 28. Nuret-le-Ferron (36144)
29. Néons-sur-Creuse (36137) 30. Obterre (36145) 31. Oulches (36148) 32. Parnac (36150)
33. Paulnay (36153) 34. Pouligny-Saint-Pierre (36165) 35. Preuilly-la-Ville (36167) 36. Prissac (36168)
37. Rivarennes (36172) 38. Rosnay (36173) 39. Roussines (36174) 40. Ruffec (36176)
41. Sacierges-Saint-Martin (36177) 42. Saint-Aigny (36178) 43. Saint-Benoît-du-Sault (36182) 44. Saint-Civran (36187)
45. Saint-Gaultier (36192) 46. Saint-Gilles (36196) 47. Saint-Hilaire-sur-Benaize (36197) 48. Saint-Michel-en-Brenne (36204)
49. Sainte-Gemme (36193) 50. Saulnay (36212) 51. Sauzelles (36213) 52. Thenay (36220)
53. Tilly (36223) 54. Tournon-Saint-Martin (36224) 55. Vigoux (36239) 56. Villiers (36246)

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