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Arrondissement of Moulins
Location of the arrondissement Moulins in Allier
Location of the arrondissement Moulins in Allier
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Communes 109
Prefecture Moulins
INSEE code 032
Area
 • Total 2,996.2 km2 (1,156.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 106,039
 • Density 35.3912/km2 (91.6627/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Moulins is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Allier département. Its capital, and of the department, is the city of Moulins.

History

On 4 March 1790, with the establishment of the department of Allier, Moulins was one of the districts of the department. With the establishment of the arrondissements on 17 February 1800, Moulins was one of the original arrondissements.

Geography

The arrondissement of Moulins is bordered to the north by the Nièvre department (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region), to the east by the Saône-et-Loire department (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region), to the south by the arrondissement of Vichy, to the west by the arrondissement of Montluçon and to the northwest by the Cher department (Centre-Val de Loire region).

It is found in the northern part of the department, with an area of 2,996.2 km2 (1,157 sq mi), the largest in area of the department. It has 106,039 inhabitants, the arrondissement of the Allier department with fewer people living there, and a population density of 35.4 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 Moulins, there are 3 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Moulins-1, Souvigny and Yzeure as can be seen in the following table:

Communes of the arrondissement of Moulins
Canton Montluçon Moulins Vichy
Bourbon-l'Archambault 12 17
Dompierre-sur-Besbre 19 13
Gannat 14 15 12
Moulins-1 6 + Part of Moulins
Moulins-2 10 + Part of Moulins 12
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule 8 14
Souvigny 29
Yzeure 6

Communes

The arrondissement of Moulins has 109 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Agonges (03002)
  2. Aubigny (03009)
  3. Aurouër (03011)
  4. Autry-Issards (03012)
  5. Avermes (03013)
  6. Bagneux (03015)
  7. Barberier (03016)
  8. Bayet (03018)
  9. Beaulon (03019)
  10. Bessay-sur-Allier (03025)
  11. Besson (03026)
  12. Bourbon-l'Archambault (03036)
  13. Bransat (03038)
  14. Bresnay (03039)
  15. Bressolles (03040)
  16. Buxières-les-Mines (03046)
  17. Cesset (03049)
  18. Chantelle (03053)
  19. Chapeau (03054)
  20. La Chapelle-aux-Chasses (03057)
  21. Chareil-Cintrat (03059)
  22. Charroux (03062)
  23. Chassenard (03063)
  24. Château-sur-Allier (03064)
  25. Châtel-de-Neuvre (03065)
  26. Châtillon (03069)
  27. Chemilly (03073)
  28. Chevagnes (03074)
  29. Chézy (03076)
  30. Contigny (03083)
  31. Coulandon (03085)
  32. Coulanges (03086)
  33. Couleuvre (03087)
  34. Couzon (03090)
  35. Cressanges (03092)
  36. Deneuille-lès-Chantelle (03096)
  37. Deux-Chaises (03099)
  38. Diou (03100)
  39. Dompierre-sur-Besbre (03102)
  40. Étroussat (03112)
  41. La Ferté-Hauterive (03114)
  42. Fleuriel (03115)
  43. Fourilles (03116)
  44. Franchesse (03117)
  45. Gannay-sur-Loire (03119)
  46. Garnat-sur-Engièvre (03120)
  47. Gennetines (03121)
  48. Gipcy (03122)
  49. Gouise (03124)
  50. Laféline (03134)
  51. Limoise (03146)
  52. Loriges (03148)
  53. Louchy-Montfand (03149)
  54. Lurcy-Lévis (03155)
  55. Lusigny (03156)
  56. Marcenat (03160)
  57. Marigny (03162)
  58. Meillard (03169)
  59. Meillers (03170)
  60. Mercy (03171)
  61. Molinet (03173)
  62. Monétay-sur-Allier (03176)
  63. Monétay-sur-Loire (03177)
  64. Montbeugny (03180)
  65. Le Montet (03183)
  66. Montilly (03184)
  67. Montord (03188)
  68. Moulins (03190)
  69. Neuilly-le-Réal (03197)
  70. Neure (03198)
  71. Neuvy (03200)
  72. Noyant-d'Allier (03202)
  73. Paray-le-Frésil (03203)
  74. Paray-sous-Briailles (03204)
  75. Pierrefitte-sur-Loire (03207)
  76. Pouzy-Mésangy (03210)
  77. Rocles (03214)
  78. Saint-Aubin-le-Monial (03218)
  79. Saint-Ennemond (03229)
  80. Saint-Gérand-de-Vaux (03234)
  81. Saint-Germain-de-Salles (03237)
  82. Saint-Hilaire (03238)
  83. Saint-Léopardin-d'Augy (03241)
  84. Saint-Martin-des-Lais (03245)
  85. Saint-Menoux (03247)
  86. Saint-Plaisir (03251)
  87. Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre (03253)
  88. Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (03254)
  89. Saint-Sornin (03260)
  90. Saint-Voir (03263)
  91. Saligny-sur-Roudon (03265)
  92. Saulcet (03267)
  93. Souvigny (03275)
  94. Taxat-Senat (03278)
  95. Le Theil (03281)
  96. Thiel-sur-Acolin (03283)
  97. Toulon-sur-Allier (03286)
  98. Treban (03287)
  99. Trévol (03290)
  100. Tronget (03292)
  101. Ussel-d'Allier (03294)
  102. Vaumas (03300)
  103. Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais (03307)
  104. Le Veurdre (03309)
  105. Vieure (03312)
  106. Villeneuve-sur-Allier (03316)
  107. Voussac (03319)
  108. Ygrande (03320)
  109. Yzeure (03321)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
03190 Moulins 19,762 Moulins-1 and Moulins-2 CA Moulins Communauté
03321 Yzeure 13,069 Yzeure CA Moulins Communauté
03254 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule 5,039 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule Saint-Pourçain Sioule Limagne
03013 Avermes 3,859 Moulins-1 CA Moulins Communauté
03102 Dompierre-sur-Besbre 3,090 Dompierre-sur-Besbre Entr'Allier Besbre et Loire
03036 Bourbon-l'Archambault 2,558 Bourbon-l'Archambault Bocage Bourbonnais
03155 Lurcy-Lévis 1,942 Bourbon-l'Archambault CA Moulins Communauté
03275 Souvigny 1,865 Souvigny CA Moulins Communauté
03156 Lusigny 1,719 Dompierre-sur-Besbre CA Moulins Communauté
03290 Trévol 1,669 Yzeure CA Moulins Communauté

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