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Arrondissement of Vichy
Location of the arrondissement Vichy in Allier
Location of the arrondissement Vichy in Allier
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Communes 119
Subprefecture Vichy
INSEE code 033
Area
 • Total 2,016 km2 (778 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 122,267
 • Density 60.648/km2 (157.08/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Vichy is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Allier département. Its capital is the city of Vichy, a prefecture of the department.

History

When the department of Allier was created on 4 March 1790, Vichy was not one of ist districts. With the establishment of the arrondissements on 17 February 1800, Vichy was part of the arrondissements of Lapalisse.

On 24 August 1941, the capital of the arrondissement of Lapalisse was moved from the city of Lapalisse to the city of Vichy that was then the capital of the French State.

Geography

The arrondissement of Vichy is in the southeast of the Allier department and is bordered to the west and north by the arrondissement of Moulins, to the east by the Saône-et-Loire department (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region), to the southeast by the Loire department, to the south by the Puy-de-Dôme department and to the southwest by the arrondissement of Montluçon.

It has an area of 2,016 km2 (778 sq mi), and 122,267 inhabitants, the arrondissement of Allier with more people living there, and a population density of 60.6 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 Vichy, there are 5 cantons whose communes are in the arrondissement: Bellerive-sur-Allier, Cusset, Lapalisse, Vichy-1 and Vichy-2 as can be seen in the following table:

Communes in the arrondissement of Vichy
Canton Montluçon Moulins Vichy
Bellerive-sur-Allier 11
Cusset 4
Dompierre-sur-Besbre 19 13
Gannat 14 15 12
Lapalisse 31
Moulins-2 10 + Part of Moulins 12
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule 8 14
Vichy-1 3 + Part of Vichy
Vichy-2 2 + Part of Vichy

Communes

The arrondissement of Vichy has 119 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes):

  1. Abrest (03001)
  2. Andelaroche (03004)
  3. Arfeuilles (03006)
  4. Arronnes (03008)
  5. Avrilly (03014)
  6. Barrais-Bussolles (03017)
  7. Bègues (03021)
  8. Bellenaves (03022)
  9. Bellerive-sur-Allier (03023)
  10. Bert (03024)
  11. Billezois (03028)
  12. Billy (03029)
  13. Biozat (03030)
  14. Bost (03033)
  15. Boucé (03034)
  16. Le Bouchaud (03035)
  17. Le Breuil (03042)
  18. Broût-Vernet (03043)
  19. Brugheas (03044)
  20. Busset (03045)
  21. La Chabanne (03050)
  22. La Chapelle (03056)
  23. Charmeil (03060)
  24. Charmes (03061)
  25. Châtel-Montagne (03066)
  26. Châtelperron (03067)
  27. Châtelus (03068)
  28. Chavroches (03071)
  29. Chezelle (03075)
  30. Chirat-l'Église (03077)
  31. Chouvigny (03078)
  32. Cindré (03079)
  33. Cognat-Lyonne (03080)
  34. Coutansouze (03089)
  35. Créchy (03091)
  36. Creuzier-le-Neuf (03093)
  37. Creuzier-le-Vieux (03094)
  38. Cusset (03095)
  39. Le Donjon (03103)
  40. Droiturier (03105)
  41. Ébreuil (03107)
  42. Échassières (03108)
  43. Escurolles (03109)
  44. Espinasse-Vozelle (03110)
  45. Ferrières-sur-Sichon (03113)
  46. Gannat (03118)
  47. La Guillermie (03125)
  48. Hauterive (03126)
  49. Isserpent (03131)
  50. Jaligny-sur-Besbre (03132)
  51. Jenzat (03133)
  52. Lalizolle (03135)
  53. Langy (03137)
  54. Lapalisse (03138)
  55. Laprugne (03139)
  56. Lavoine (03141)
  57. Lenax (03142)
  58. Liernolles (03144)
  59. Loddes (03147)
  60. Louroux-de-Bouble (03152)
  61. Luneau (03154)
  62. Magnet (03157)
  63. Mariol (03163)
  64. Le Mayet-d'École (03164)
  65. Le Mayet-de-Montagne (03165)
  66. Mazerier (03166)
  67. Molles (03174)
  68. Monestier (03175)
  69. Montaiguët-en-Forez (03178)
  70. Montaigu-le-Blin (03179)
  71. Montcombroux-les-Mines (03181)
  72. Monteignet-sur-l'Andelot (03182)
  73. Montoldre (03187)
  74. Nades (03192)
  75. Naves (03194)
  76. Neuilly-en-Donjon (03196)
  77. Nizerolles (03201)
  78. Périgny (03205)
  79. Le Pin (03208)
  80. Poëzat (03209)
  81. Rongères (03215)
  82. Saint-Bonnet-de-Rochefort (03220)
  83. Saint-Christophe (03223)
  84. Saint-Clément (03224)
  85. Saint-Didier-en-Donjon (03226)
  86. Saint-Didier-la-Forêt (03227)
  87. Saint-Étienne-de-Vicq (03230)
  88. Saint-Félix (03232)
  89. Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (03235)
  90. Saint-Germain-des-Fossés (03236)
  91. Saint-Léger-sur-Vouzance (03239)
  92. Saint-Léon (03240)
  93. Saint-Loup (03242)
  94. Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs (03248)
  95. Saint-Pierre-Laval (03250)
  96. Saint-Pont (03252)
  97. Saint-Priest-d'Andelot (03255)
  98. Saint-Prix (03257)
  99. Saint-Rémy-en-Rollat (03258)
  100. Saint-Yorre (03264)
  101. Sanssat (03266)
  102. Saulzet (03268)
  103. Serbannes (03271)
  104. Servilly (03272)
  105. Seuillet (03273)
  106. Sorbier (03274)
  107. Sussat (03276)
  108. Target (03277)
  109. Thionne (03284)
  110. Treteau (03289)
  111. Trézelles (03291)
  112. Valignat (03295)
  113. Varennes-sur-Allier (03298)
  114. Varennes-sur-Tèche (03299)
  115. Veauce (03302)
  116. Vendat (03304)
  117. Le Vernet (03306)
  118. Vichy (03310)
  119. Vicq (03311)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
03310 Vichy 25,279 Vichy-1 and Vichy-2 CA Vichy Communauté
03095 Cusset 13,386 Cusset CA Vichy Communauté
03023 Bellerive-sur-Allier 8,533 Bellerive-sur-Allier CA Vichy Communauté
03118 Gannat 5,862 Gannat Saint-Pourçain Sioule Limagne
03236 Saint-Germain-des-Fossés 3,735 Vichy-1 CA Vichy Communauté
03298 Varennes-sur-Allier 3,562 Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule Entr'Allier Besbre et Loire
03094 Creuzier-le-Vieux 3,310 Cusset CA Vichy Communauté
03138 Lapalisse 3,076 Lapalisse Pays de Lapalisse
03001 Abrest 2,847 Vichy-2 CA Vichy Communauté
03264 Saint-Yorre 2,789 Vichy-2 CA Vichy Communauté

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Coordinates: 46°07′46″N 3°25′23″E / 46.12944°N 3.42306°E / 46.12944; 3.42306

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