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Arrondissement of Thiers
Location of Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme
Location of Thiers in Puy-de-Dôme
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Communes 44
Subrefecture Thiers
INSEE code 635
Area
 • Total 865.8 km2 (334.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 57,956
 • Density 66.939/km2 (173.372/sq mi)

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

History

When the Puy-de-Dôme department was created in 1790, the arrondissement of Thiers was part of that original department.

Geography

The arrondissement of Thiers is in the northeast of the department and borders to the north with the Allier department, to the east with the Loire department, to the south with the arrondissement of Ambert, to the southwest with the arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand, and to the west and northwest with the arrondissement of Riom.

The arrondissement of Thiers is the smallest arrondissement of the department, with an area of 865.8 km2 (334.3 sq mi). It has a population of 57,956 inhabitants and a density of 66.9 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 Thiers there are 4 cantons:

  1. Lezoux (6319)
  2. Maringues (6320) (partly)
  3. Les Monts du Livradois (6322) (partly)
  4. Thiers (6330)

Communes

The arrondissement of Thiers has 44 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Arconsat (63008)
  2. Aubusson-d'Auvergne (63015)
  3. Augerolles (63016)
  4. Bort-l'Étang (63045)
  5. Bulhon (63058)
  6. Celles-sur-Durolle (63066)
  7. Chabreloche (63072)
  8. Charnat (63095)
  9. Châteldon (63102)
  10. Courpière (63125)
  11. Crevant-Laveine (63128)
  12. Culhat (63131)
  13. Dorat (63138)
  14. Escoutoux (63151)
  15. Joze (63180)
  16. Lachaux (63184)
  17. Lempty (63194)
  18. Lezoux (63195)
  19. Moissat (63229)
  20. La Monnerie-le-Montel (63231)
  21. Noalhat (63253)
  22. Néronde-sur-Dore (63249)
  23. Olmet (63260)
  24. Orléat (63265)
  25. Palladuc (63267)
  26. Paslières (63271)
  27. Peschadoires (63276)
  28. Puy-Guillaume (63291)
  29. Ravel (63296)
  30. La Renaudie (63298)
  31. Ris (63301)
  32. Sainte-Agathe (63310)
  33. Saint-Flour (63343)
  34. Saint-Jean-d'Heurs (63364)
  35. Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle (63393)
  36. Saint-Victor-Montvianeix (63402)
  37. Sauviat (63414)
  38. Sermentizon (63418)
  39. Seychalles (63420)
  40. Thiers (63430)
  41. Vinzelles (63461)
  42. Viscomtat (63463)
  43. Vollore-Montagne (63468)
  44. Vollore-Ville (63469)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
63430 Thiers 11,588 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63195 Lezoux 5,864 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63125 Courpière 4,338 Les Monts du Livradois Thiers Dore et Montagne
63291 Puy-Guillaume 2,665 Maringues Thiers Dore et Montagne
63276 Peschadoires 2,110 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63265 Orléat 2,100 Lezoux Entre Dore et Allier
63231 La Monnerie-le-Montel 1,786 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63393 Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle 1,766 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63066 Celles-sur-Durolle 1,755 Thiers Thiers Dore et Montagne
63271 Paslières 1,556 Maringues Thiers Dore et Montagne

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Coordinates: 45°51′27″N 3°32′32″E / 45.85750°N 3.54222°E / 45.85750; 3.54222

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