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A view in front of the cathedral in Tulle.
A view in front of the cathedral in Tulle.
Coat of arms of Tulle
Coat of arms
Tulle is located in France
Location in France
Tulle is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Location in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Tulle
Canton Tulle
Intercommunality Tulle Agglo
24.44 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
 • Density 586.13/km2 (1,518.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tullistes
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
19272 /19000
Elevation 185–460 m (607–1,509 ft)
(avg. 323 m or 1,060 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tulle (Occitan: Tula) is a French commune, the prefecture of the Corrèze department in central France. It is in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Tulle.


Tulle is in the valley of the Corrèze river at the confluence of this river with several tributaries: the Solane and the Céronne on the right side, and Saint-Bonnette and Montane on the left side. The city is in narrow part of the valley along several Kilometres.

The commune of Tulle has an area of 24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi), and its average altitude is 323 m (1,060 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 620 m (2,030 ft).

Distance from Tulle to other cities
Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Paris Marseille
243 km (151 mi) 244 km (152 mi) 338 km (210 mi) 324 km (201 mi) 415 km (258 mi) 476 km (296 mi) 633 km (393 mi)
Tulle and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Tulle

The commune of Tulle is surrounded by the communes:

Three rivers flow through the communeː the river Diège (the town sometimes is called Ussel-sur-Diège), the river Sarsonne and the stream Étang Roux.


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


The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Tullistes.

With a population of 14,325, Tulle has a population density of 586 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Tulle

Tulle forms, together with other 7 communes, the urban area of Tulle with a population of 21,108 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 119.7 km2 (46.2 sq mi). This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Tulle, formed by 25 communes, with a population of 30,970 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 417.5 km2 (161.2 sq mi).


Tulle is the prefecture of the Corrèze department, the capital of the arrondissement of Tulle and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Tulle.

It is part of the intercommunality Tulle Agglo (French: Communauté d'agglomération Tulle Agglo).

Twinned and partner towns

Tulle is twinned with:


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