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Arrondissement of Louhans
Location of the arrondissement Louhans in Saône-et-Loire
Location of the arrondissement Louhans in Saône-et-Loire
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Communes 79
Subprefecture Louhans
INSEE code 714
Area
 • Total 1,248.5 km2 (482.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 55,567
 • Density 44.5070/km2 (115.273/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Louhans is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Saône-et-Loire département in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Its capital is the city of Louhans.

History

When the Saône-et-Loire was created on 17 February 1800, the arrondissement of Louhans was part of that original department. In 1926, the arrondissement of Louhans was eliminated but in 1942 it became again an arrondissement of the department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Louhans is bordered to the north and east by the Jura department, to the southeast by the Ain (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) department, to the south by the arrondissement of Mâcon, to the west by the arrondissement of Chalon-sur-Saône and to the northwest (a small part) by the Côte-d'Or department.

It is the easternmost of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 1,248.5 km2 (482 sq mi), the second smallest in area of the department. It has 55,567 inhabitants, the arrondissement of Saône-et-Loire with fewer people living in it, and a population density of 44.5 inhabitants/km².

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 three cantons in the arrondissement of Louhans: Cuiseaux (partly), Louhans and Pierre-de-Bresse.

Communes

The arrondissement of Louhans has 79 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Authumes (71013)
  2. Bantanges (71018)
  3. Beaurepaire-en-Bresse (71027)
  4. Beauvernois (71028)
  5. Bellevesvre (71029)
  6. Bosjean (71044)
  7. Bouhans (71045)
  8. Branges (71056)
  9. Brienne (71061)
  10. Bruailles (71064)
  11. Champagnat (71079)
  12. Charette-Varennes (71101)
  13. Condal (71143)
  14. Cuiseaux (71157)
  15. Cuisery (71158)
  16. Dampierre-en-Bresse (71168)
  17. Devrouze (71173)
  18. Diconne (71175)
  19. Dommartin-lès-Cuiseaux (71177)
  20. Flacey-en-Bresse (71198)
  21. Frangy-en-Bresse (71205)
  22. Fretterans (71207)
  23. Frontenard (71208)
  24. Frontenaud (71209)
  25. Huilly-sur-Seille (71234)
  26. Joudes (71243)
  27. Jouvençon (71244)
  28. Juif (71246)
  29. L'Abergement-de-Cuisery (71001)
  30. La Chapelle-Naude (71092)
  31. La Chapelle-Saint-Sauveur (71093)
  32. La Chapelle-Thècle (71097)
  33. La Chaux (71121)
  34. La Frette (71206)
  35. La Genête (71213)
  36. La Racineuse (71364)
  37. Lays-sur-le-Doubs (71254)
  38. Le Fay (71196)
  39. Le Miroir (71300)
  40. Le Planois (71352)
  41. Le Tartre (71534)
  42. Loisy (71261)
  43. Louhans (71263)
  44. Mervans (71295)
  45. Montagny-près-Louhans (71303)
  46. Montcony (71311)
  47. Montjay (71314)
  48. Montpont-en-Bresse (71318)
  49. Montret (71319)
  50. Mouthier-en-Bresse (71326)
  51. Ménetreuil (71293)
  52. Ormes (71332)
  53. Pierre-de-Bresse (71351)
  54. Pourlans (71357)
  55. Rancy (71365)
  56. Ratte (71367)
  57. Sagy (71379)
  58. Saillenard (71380)
  59. Saint-André-en-Bresse (71386)
  60. Saint-Bonnet-en-Bresse (71396)
  61. Saint-Germain-du-Bois (71419)
  62. Saint-Martin-du-Mont (71454)
  63. Saint-Usuge (71484)
  64. Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse (71489)
  65. Saint-Étienne-en-Bresse (71410)
  66. Sainte-Croix (71401)
  67. Savigny-en-Revermont (71506)
  68. Savigny-sur-Seille (71508)
  69. Sens-sur-Seille (71514)
  70. Serley (71516)
  71. Serrigny-en-Bresse (71519)
  72. Simandre (71522)
  73. Simard (71523)
  74. Sornay (71528)
  75. Thurey (71538)
  76. Torpes (71541)
  77. Varennes-Saint-Sauveur (71558)
  78. Vincelles (71580)
  79. Vérissey (71568)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
71263 Louhans 6,349 Louhans Bresse Louhannaise Intercom'
71056 Branges 2,388 Louhans Bresse Louhannaise Intercom'
71528 Sornay 2,038 Louhans Bresse Louhannaise Intercom'
71351 Pierre-de-Bresse 1,966 Pierre-de-Bresse Le Canton de Pierre de Bresse
71419 Saint-Germain-du-Bois 1,936 Pierre-de-Bresse Bresse Revermont 71
71157 Cuiseaux 1,889 Cuiseaux Bresse Louhannaise Intercom'
71522 Simandre 1,691 Cuiseaux Terres de Bresse
71158 Cuisery 1,594 Cuiseaux Terres de Bresse
71295 Mervans 1,470 Pierre-de-Bresse Bresse Revermont 71
71484 Saint-Usuge 1,303 Louhans Bresse Louhannaise Intercom'

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