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Bressuire

commune in Deux-Sèvres, France

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.

Bressuire
Chateau de Bressuire
Chateau de Bressuire
Coat of arms of Bressuire
Coat of arms
Bressuire is located in France
Bressuire
Bressuire
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Bressuire is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Bressuire
Bressuire
Coordinates: 46°50′27″N 0°29′14″W / 46.8408°N 0.4872°W / 46.8408; -0.4872Coordinates: 46°50′27″N 0°29′14″W / 46.8408°N 0.4872°W / 46.8408; -0.4872
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
ArrondissementBressuire
CantonBressuire
IntercommunalityBocage Bressuirais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Michel Bernier[1]
Area
1
180.59 km2 (69.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
19,300
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
79049 /79300
Elevation98–236 m (322–774 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 ft)
Websitewww.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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

GeographyEdit

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.[2]

The commune has an area of 180.6 km2 (69.7 sq mi).[3] Its average altitude is 167 m (548 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 182 m (597 ft).[4]

 

The commune of Bressuire is surrounded by the communes:

ClimateEdit

The climate of Bressuire, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Bressuire are known, in French, as Bressuirais (women: Bressuiraises).[5]

With a population of 19,300,[6] Bressuire has a population density of 107 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Bressuire

 

AdministrationEdit

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 townsEdit

 
Bressuire and its twinned towns.

Bressuire is twinned with:[7]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Le Conseil municipale" (in French). Ville de Bressuire. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Bressuire". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. "Commune de Bressuire (79049)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. "Bressuire". Map-France.com. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. "Deux-Sèvres (79)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  7. "Les villes jumelées" (in French). Ville de Bressuire. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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