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Arrondissement of Montbrison
Location of Montbrison in Loire
Location of Montbrison in Loire
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Communes 136
Subprefecture Montbrison
INSEE code 421
Area
 • Total 1,959.5 km2 (756.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 188,635
 • Density 96.2669/km2 (249.330/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Montbrison is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Loire département, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Its capital, and a subprefecture of the department, is the city of Montbrison.

History

When the Loire department was created in 1793, the arrondissement of Montbrison was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Montbrison is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Roanne, to the east by the Rhône department, to the southeast by the arrondissement of Saint-Étienne, to the south by the Haute-Loire department, and to the west by the Puy-de-Dôme department.

It is in the central part of the department and is the largest arrondissement with an area of 1,959.5 km2 (756.6 sq mi), and the second in population with 188,635 inhabitants and a density of 96.3 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.

In the arrondissement of Montbrison there are 5 cantons:

  1. Andrézieux-Bouthéon (4201) (14 of 15 communes)
  2. Boën-sur-Lignon (4202) (41 of 54 communes)
  3. Feurs (4205)
  4. Montbrison (4207)
  5. Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert (4220)

Communes

The arrondissement of Montbrison has 136 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Aboën (42001)
  2. Ailleux (42002)
  3. Apinac (42006)
  4. Arthun (42009)
  5. Aveizieux (42010)
  6. Bard (42012)
  7. Bellegarde-en-Forez (42013)
  8. Boën-sur-Lignon (42019)
  9. Boisset-lès-Montrond (42020)
  10. Boisset-Saint-Priest (42021)
  11. Bonson (42022)
  12. Bussy-Albieux (42030)
  13. Cervières (42034)
  14. Cezay (42035)
  15. Chalain-d'Uzore (42037)
  16. Chalain-le-Comtal (42038)
  17. Chalmazel-Jeansagnière (42039)
  18. Chambéon (42041)
  19. Chambles (42042)
  20. Chambœuf (42043)
  21. Champdieu (42046)
  22. Châtelneuf (42054)
  23. Châtelus (42055)
  24. Chazelles-sur-Lavieu (42058)
  25. Chazelles-sur-Lyon (42059)
  26. Chenereilles (42060)
  27. Chevrières (42062)
  28. Civens (42065)
  29. Cleppé (42066)
  30. Cottance (42073)
  31. Craintilleux (42075)
  32. Cuzieu (42081)
  33. Débats-Rivière-d'Orpra (42084)
  34. Écotay-l'Olme (42087)
  35. Épercieux-Saint-Paul (42088)
  36. Essertines-en-Châtelneuf (42089)
  37. Essertines-en-Donzy (42090)
  38. Estivareilles (42091)
  39. Feurs (42094)
  40. Grammond (42102)
  41. Grézieux-le-Fromental (42105)
  42. Gumières (42107)
  43. Jas (42113)
  44. La Chamba (42040)
  45. La Chambonie (42045)
  46. La Chapelle-en-Lafaye (42050)
  47. La Côte-en-Couzan (42072)
  48. La Gimond (42100)
  49. La Tourette (42312)
  50. La Valla-sur-Rochefort (42321)
  51. Lavieu (42117)
  52. Leigneux (42119)
  53. Lérigneux (42121)
  54. Les Salles (42295)
  55. Lézigneux (42122)
  56. L'Hôpital-le-Grand (42108)
  57. L'Hôpital-sous-Rochefort (42109)
  58. Luriecq (42126)
  59. Magneux-Haute-Rive (42130)
  60. Marcilly-le-Châtel (42134)
  61. Marclopt (42135)
  62. Marcoux (42136)
  63. Margerie-Chantagret (42137)
  64. Maringes (42138)
  65. Marols (42140)
  66. Merle-Leignec (42142)
  67. Mizérieux (42143)
  68. Montarcher (42146)
  69. Montbrison (42147)
  70. Montchal (42148)
  71. Montrond-les-Bains (42149)
  72. Montverdun (42150)
  73. Mornand-en-Forez (42151)
  74. Nervieux (42155)
  75. Noirétable (42159)
  76. Palogneux (42164)
  77. Panissières (42165)
  78. Périgneux (42169)
  79. Poncins (42174)
  80. Pouilly-lès-Feurs (42175)
  81. Pralong (42179)
  82. Précieux (42180)
  83. Rivas (42185)
  84. Roche (42188)
  85. Rozier-Côtes-d'Aurec (42192)
  86. Rozier-en-Donzy (42193)
  87. Sail-sous-Couzan (42195)
  88. Saint-André-le-Puy (42200)
  89. Saint-Barthélemy-Lestra (42202)
  90. Saint-Bonnet-le-Château (42204)
  91. Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau (42205)
  92. Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules (42206)
  93. Saint-Cyprien (42211)
  94. Saint-Cyr-les-Vignes (42214)
  95. Saint-Denis-sur-Coise (42216)
  96. Saint-Didier-sur-Rochefort (42217)
  97. Sainte-Agathe-la-Bouteresse (42197)
  98. Sainte-Foy-Saint-Sulpice (42221)
  99. Saint-Étienne-le-Molard (42219)
  100. Saint-Galmier (42222)
  101. Saint-Georges-en-Couzan (42227)
  102. Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville (42228)
  103. Saint-Hilaire-Cusson-la-Valmitte (42235)
  104. Saint-Jean-la-Vêtre (42238)
  105. Saint-Jean-Soleymieux (42240)
  106. Saint-Julien-la-Vêtre (42245)
  107. Saint-Just-en-Bas (42247)
  108. Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert (42279)
  109. Saint-Laurent-la-Conche (42251)
  110. Saint-Laurent-Rochefort (42252)
  111. Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez (42256)
  112. Saint-Martin-Lestra (42261)
  113. Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois (42262)
  114. Saint-Médard-en-Forez (42264)
  115. Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas (42266)
  116. Saint-Paul-d'Uzore (42269)
  117. Saint-Priest-la-Vêtre (42278)
  118. Saint-Romain-le-Puy (42285)
  119. Saint-Sixte (42288)
  120. Saint-Thomas-la-Garde (42290)
  121. Saint-Thurin (42291)
  122. Salt-en-Donzy (42296)
  123. Salvizinet (42297)
  124. Sauvain (42298)
  125. Savigneux (42299)
  126. Soleymieux (42301)
  127. Sury-le-Comtal (42304)
  128. Trelins (42313)
  129. Unias (42315)
  130. Usson-en-Forez (42318)
  131. Valeille (42319)
  132. Veauche (42323)
  133. Veauchette (42324)
  134. Verrières-en-Forez (42328)
  135. Viricelles (42335)
  136. Virigneux (42336)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
42147 Montbrison 15,689 Montbrison CA Loire Forez
42279 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert 14,448 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert CA Loire Forez
42323 Veauche 8,787 Andrézieux-Bouthéon Forez-Est
42094 Feurs 7,997 Feurs Forez-Est
42304 Sury-le-Comtal 6,226 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert CA Loire Forez
42222 Saint-Galmier 5,669 Andrézieux-Bouthéon Saint-Etienne Métropole
42149 Montrond-les-Bains 5,280 Andrézieux-Bouthéon Forez-Est
42059 Chazelles-sur-Lyon 5,150 Feurs Forez-Est
42256 Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez 4,587 Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert CA Loire Forez
42285 Saint-Romain-le-Puy 3,854 Montbrison CA Loire Forez

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