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Arrondissement of Yssingeaux
Location of Yssingeaux in Haute-Loire
Location of Yssingeaux in Haute-Loire
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Communes 44
Subprefecture Yssingeaux
INSEE code 433
Area
 • Total 1,159.7 km2 (447.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 84,676
 • Density 73.015/km2 (189.109/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Yssingeaux is an arrondissement of France. It is part of the Haute-Loire département. Its capital is the city of Yssingeaux, a subprefecture of the department.

History

When the Haute-Loire department was created on 4 March 1790, the arrondissement of Yssingeaux, with the name of Le Puy, was part of that original department. In 1988, the name was changed to Puy-en-Velay.

Geography

The arrondissement of Yssingeaux is bordered to the north by the Loire departmens, to the east and southeast by the Ardèche department, to the south and west by the arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay.

The arrondissement is in the northeast of the department and is the smallest arrondissement in area, 1,159.7 km2 (447.8 sq mi), but the second in population, with 84,676 inhabitants and a density of 73.0 inhabitants/km².

The department is in the basin of the Loire river.

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 Yssingeaux, there are 8 cantons:

  1. Aurec-sur-Loire (4301)
  2. Bas-en-Basset (4302)
  3. Boutières (4303)
  4. Deux Rivières et Vallées (4305)
  5. Mézenc (4308) (partly)
  6. Monistrol-sur-Loire (4309
  7. Plateau du Haut-Velay granitique (4311) (partly)
  8. Yssingeaux (4319)

Communes

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

  1. Araules (43007)
  2. Aurec-sur-Loire (43012)
  3. Bas-en-Basset (43020)
  4. Beaux (43024)
  5. Beauzac (43025)
  6. Bessamorel (43028)
  7. Boisset (43034)
  8. Chenereilles (43069)
  9. Dunières (43087)
  10. Grazac (43102)
  11. La Chapelle-d'Aurec (43058)
  12. La Séauve-sur-Semène (43236)
  13. Lapte (43114)
  14. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon (43051)
  15. Le Mas-de-Tence (43129)
  16. Les Villettes (43265)
  17. Malvalette (43127)
  18. Mazet-Saint-Voy (43130)
  19. Monistrol-sur-Loire (43137)
  20. Montfaucon-en-Velay (43141)
  21. Montregard (43142)
  22. Pont-Salomon (43153)
  23. Raucoules (43159)
  24. Retournac (43162)
  25. Riotord (43163)
  26. Saint-André-de-Chalencon (43166)
  27. Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid (43172)
  28. Saint-Didier-en-Velay (43177)
  29. Saint-Ferréol-d'Auroure (43184)
  30. Saint-Jeures (43199)
  31. Saint-Julien-Molhesabate (43204)
  32. Saint-Julien-du-Pinet (43203)
  33. Saint-Just-Malmont (43205)
  34. Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon (43211)
  35. Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon (43212)
  36. Saint-Pal-de-Mons (43213)
  37. Saint-Romain-Lachalm (43223)
  38. Saint-Victor-Malescours (43227)
  39. Sainte-Sigolène (43224)
  40. Solignac-sous-Roche (43240)
  41. Tence (43244)
  42. Tiranges (43246)
  43. Valprivas (43249)
  44. Yssingeaux (43268)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
43137 Monistrol-sur-Loire 8,808 Monistrol-sur-Loire Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43268 Yssingeaux 7,105 Yssingeaux Les Sucs
43012 Aurec-sur-Loire 6,035 Aurec-sur-Loire Loire et Semène
43224 Sainte-Sigolène 5,952 Les Deux Rivières et Vallées Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43020 Bas-en-Basset 4,314 Bas-en-Basset Marches du Velay-Rochebaron
43205 Saint-Just-Malmont 4,153 Aurec-sur-Loire Loire et Semène
43177 Saint-Didier-en-Velay 3,465 Les Deux Rivières et Vallées Loire et Semène
43244 Tence 3,127 Boutières Le Haut-Lignon
43162 Retournac 2,886 Bas-en-Basset Les Sucs
43087 Dunières 2,875 Boutières Le Pays de Montfaucon
43025 Beauzac 2,854 Bas-en-Basset Marches du Velay-Rochebaron

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Coordinates: 45°08′30″N 4°07′19″E / 45.14167°N 4.12194°E / 45.14167; 4.12194

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