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Prefecture building of the Nièvre department, in Nevers
Location of Nièvre in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||6,817 km2 (2,632 sq mi)|
|• Density||31.5712/km2 (81.769/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-58|
Nièvre is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with Nevers as its capital. It was formed from part of the old province of Nivernais and its name was written at first as Nyèvre.
It was divided in nine districts: Nevers, Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier, Decize, Moulins-Engilbert, Château-Chinon, Corbigny, Clamecy, Cosne and La Charité.
In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the nine districts were changed into four arrondissements: Nevers, Château-Chinon, Clamecy and Cosne.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Cosne was eliminated but in 1943 it became again an arrondissement of the department.
The department borders with six departments in three regions:
- Allier (southwest)
- Centre-Val de Loire
(Centre-Val de Loire)
(Centre-Val de Loire)
There are three main geographical zones in the department:
- Eastern zone, with small hills covered with forests; here is the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan ("Morvan regional natural park").
- Central zone, an agricultural zone.
- Western zone, a zone organised along a north-south line formed by the valley of the Loire river; it is the zone of the department with higher population.
|581||Château-Chinon (Ville)||Château-Chinon (Ville)||26,045||1,929||13.5||72|
The following is a list of the 17 cantons of the Nièvre department, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
- La Charité-sur-Loire
The inhabitants of Nièvre are known, in French, as Nivernais (women: Nivernaises).
Nièvre had a population, in 2013, of 215,221, for a population density of 31.6 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Nevers, with 118,974 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants.
The cities with more than 5,000 inhabitants in the department are:
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