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Corrèze - Tulle arrondissement
The 3 arrondissements of the Corrèze. Left to right : Brive-la-Gaillarde, Tulle (in red) and Ussel.

There are 3 arrondissements in the Corrèze department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The 3 arrondissements of Corrèze are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
191 Brive-la-Gaillarde Brive-la-Gaillarde 130,034 1,526.4 85.2 97
192 Tulle Tulle 78,408 2,564.4 30.6 106
193 Ussel Ussel 32,898 1,766.1 18.6 80

History

Since its creation, the Corrèze department has had some changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the Corrèze department with four districts: Uzerche, Ussel, Tulle and Brive. Tulle was the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Ussel, Tulle and Brive; Uzerche was left out.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Ussel is eliminated.
  • 1943 : Ussel was made again an arrondissement of the department.

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