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Arrondissement of Poitiers
Arrondissement of France
Location of Poitiers in Vienne
Location of Poitiers in Vienne
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Vienne
Communes 87
Prefecture Poitiers
INSEE code 863
Area
 • Total 1,925.7 km2 (743.5 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 244,542
 • Density 126.989/km2 (328.899/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Poitiers is an arrondissement of France, in the Vienne department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Its capital is the city of Poitiers.

It has an area of 1,925.7 km2 (743.5 sq mi). It has 244,542 inhabitants and a density of 127.0 inhabitants/km². It is the arrondissement of Vienne with more people living in it but is the one with the smallest area.

History

When the Vienne department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Poitiers was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Poitiers is in western Vienne and is bordered to the north and northeast by the arrondissement Châtellerault, to east and south by the arrondissement Montmorillon, and to the west by the Deux-Sèvres 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.

In the arrondissement of Poitiers, there are 8 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Migné-Auxances, Poitiers-1, Poitiers-2, Poitiers-3, Poitiers-4, Poitiers-5, Vivonne and Vouneuil-sous-Biard. The canton of Jaunay-Clan has 1 communes in Châtellerault and 7 in Poitiers, and the canton of Lusignan has 10 communes in Montmorillon and 9 in the Poitiers.

Communes

The arrondissement of Poitiers has 95 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Amberre (86002)
  2. Aslonnes (86010)
  3. Avanton (86016)
  4. Ayron (86017)
  5. Benassay (86021)
  6. Biard (86027)
  7. Bignoux (86028)
  8. Blaslay (86030)
  9. Bonnes (86031)
  10. Buxerolles (86041)
  11. Béruges (86024)
  12. Celle-Lévescault (86045)
  13. Chabournay (86048)
  14. Chalandray (86050)
  15. Champigny-le-Sec (86053)
  16. Charrais (86060)
  17. Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (86062)
  18. Cheneché (86071)
  19. Cherves (86073)
  20. Chiré-en-Montreuil (86074)
  21. Château-Larcher (86065)
  22. Cissé (86076)
  23. Cloué (86080)
  24. Coulombiers (86083)
  25. Croutelle (86088)
  26. Cuhon (86089)
  27. Curzay-sur-Vonne (86091)
  28. Dienné (86094)
  29. Dissay (86095)
  30. Fleuré (86099)
  31. Fontaine-le-Comte (86100)
  32. Frozes (86102)
  33. Gizay (86105)
  34. Iteuil (86113)
  35. Jardres (86114)
  36. Jaunay-Clan (86115)
  37. Jazeneuil (86116)
  38. La Chapelle-Montreuil (86056)
  39. La Chapelle-Moulière (86058)
  40. La Villedieu-du-Clain (86290)
  41. Latillé (86121)
  42. Lavausseau (86123)
  43. Lavoux (86124)
  44. Le Rochereau (86208)
  45. Ligugé (86133)
  46. Liniers (86135)
  47. Lusignan (86139)
  48. Maillé (86142)
  49. Maisonneuve (86144)
  50. Marigny-Brizay (86146)
  51. Marigny-Chemereau (86147)
  52. Marnay (86148)
  53. Marçay (86145)
  54. Massognes (86150)
  55. Mignaloux-Beauvoir (86157)
  56. Migné-Auxances (86158)
  57. Mirebeau (86160)
  58. Montamisé (86163)
  59. Montreuil-Bonnin (86166)
  60. Neuville-de-Poitou (86177)
  61. Nieuil-l'Espoir (86178)
  62. Nouaillé-Maupertuis (86180)
  63. Poitiers (86194)
  64. Pouillé (86198)
  65. Quinçay (86204)
  66. Roches-Prémarie-Andillé (86209)
  67. Rouillé (86213)
  68. Saint-Benoît (86214)
  69. Saint-Cyr (86219)
  70. Saint-Georges-lès-Baillargeaux (86222)
  71. Saint-Julien-l'Ars (86226)
  72. Saint-Sauvant (86244)
  73. Sanxay (86253)
  74. Savigny-Lévescault (86256)
  75. Smarves (86263)
  76. Sèvres-Anxaumont (86261)
  77. Tercé (86268)
  78. Thurageau (86271)
  79. Varennes (86277)
  80. Vendeuvre-du-Poitou (86281)
  81. Vernon (86284)
  82. Villiers (86292)
  83. Vivonne (86293)
  84. Vouillé (86294)
  85. Vouneuil-sous-Biard (86297)
  86. Vouzailles (86299)
  87. Yversay (86300)

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