Haute-Loire facts for kids
Location of Haute-Loire in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||4,977.1 km2 (1,921.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||45.5215/km2 (117.9001/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-43|
The department of Haute-Loire was created on 4 March 1790 with three districts: Le Puy, Brioude and Yssingeaux. The capital was Le Puy. The new department was formed with territories of three historic provinces: the Languedoc, the Auvergne and the Lyonnais.
In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the three districts were changed into three arrondissements: Le Puy, Brioude and Yssingeaux.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Yssingeaux was eliminated but became again an arrondissement in 1942.
On 18 March 1988, the name of Le Puy was changed to Le Puy-en-Velay.
The department is surrounded by 5 departments in 2 regions:
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
- Occitanie region
- Lozère (south)
The main rivers in Haute-Loire are:
- Loire, that flows through the eastern part of the department and ends in the Atlantic Ocean. Its Drainage basin covers two-thirds of the eastern part of the department.
- Allier, a tributary of the Loire that flows through the western part of the department.
|432||Le Puy-en-Velay||Le Puy-en-Velay||96,041||1,930.7||49.7||102|
The following is a list of the 19 cantons of the Haute-Loire department (with their INSEE codes), following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
- Aurec-sur-Loire (4301)
- Bas-en-Basset (4302)
- Boutières (4303)
- Brioude (4304)
- Deux Rivières et Vallées (4305)
- Emblavez-et-Meygal (4306)
- Gorges de l'Allier-Gévaudan (4307)
- Mézenc (4308)
- Monistrol-sur-Loire (4309)
- Pays de Lafayette (4310)
- Plateau du Haut-Velay granitique (4311)
- Le Puy-en-Velay-1 (4312)
- Le Puy-en-Velay-2 (4313)
- Le Puy-en-Velay-3 (4314)
- Le Puy-en-Velay-4 (4315)
- Saint-Paulien (4316)
- Sainte-Florine (4317)
- Velay volcanique (4318)
- Yssingeaux (4319)
The inhabitants of Haute-Loire are known, in French, as Altiligériens (women: Altiligériennes).
Haute-Loire had a population, in 2014, of 226,565, for a population density of 45.5 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Le Puy-en-Velay, with 96,041 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants.
Evolution of the population in Haute-Loire
The communes in the department with more inhabitants are:
|Le Puy-en-Velay||18,634||Le Puy-en-Velay|
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