kids encyclopedia robot

Bressuire facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Bressuire
Subprefecture and commune
Chateau de Bressuire
Chateau de Bressuire
Coat of arms of Bressuire
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Bressuire
Canton Bressuire
Intercommunality Bocage Bressuirais
Area1 180.59 km2 (69.73 sq mi)
Population (2014) 19,300
 • Density 106.87/km2 (276.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 79049 /79300
Elevation 98–236 m (322–774 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 ft)
Website www.ville-bressuire.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bressuire is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is a subprefecture of the Deux-Sèvres department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

Geography

Bressuire is to the northwest of the Deux-Sèvres department. The city is at about 254 km (158 mi) from Bordeaux, 398 km (247 mi) from Paris, 893 km (555 mi) from Marseille and 490 km (300 mi) from Toulouse.

The commune has an area of 180.6 km2 (69.7 sq mi). Its average altitude is 167 m (548 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 182 m (597 ft).

Map of the commune of Bressuire

The commune of Bressuire is surrounded by the communes:

Climate

The climate of Bressuire, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.

Population

The inhabitants of Bressuire are known, in French, as Bressuirais (women: Bressuiraises).

With a population of 19,300, Bressuire has a population density of 107 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bressuire

Administration

Bressuire is a subprefecture of the Deux-Sèvres department, the capital of the arrondissement of Bressuire and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Bressuire.

It is part of the intercommunality Le Bocage Bressuirais (French: Communauté d'agglomération du Bocage Bressuirais).

Twinned and partner towns

Bressuire et ses 8 villes jumelées
Bressuire and its twinned towns.

Bressuire is twinned with:

Gallery

Related pages

kids search engine
Bressuire Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.