Rochechouart

commune in Haute-Vienne, France

Rochechouart (Occitan: Rechoard) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west central France. It is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

Rochechouart
Town hall of Rochechouart
Town hall of Rochechouart
Coat of arms of Rochechouart
Coat of arms
Rochechouart is located in France
Rochechouart
Rochechouart
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Rochechouart is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Rochechouart
Rochechouart
Coordinates: 45°49′26″N 0°49′18″E / 45.8239°N 0.8217°E / 45.8239; 0.8217Coordinates: 45°49′26″N 0°49′18″E / 45.8239°N 0.8217°E / 45.8239; 0.8217
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementRochechouart
CantonRochechouart
IntercommunalityPorte Océane du Limousin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Marie Rougier[1]
Area
1
53.88 km2 (20.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
3,798
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rochechouartais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
87126 /87600
Elevation159–313 m (522–1,027 ft)
(avg. 236 m or 774 ft)
Websitewww.rochechouart.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

Rochechouart is in the western part of the Haute-Vienne department, along the valley of the Grêne river. The confluence of the Grêne with the Vayres river is to the south of the town. Another river, the Gorre, forms the northeastern border of the commune.

The city of Rochechouart is at about 45 km (28.0 mi) west of Limoges, the largest town and capital of the department, 185 km (115 mi) from Bordeaux and 434 km (270 mi) from Paris.[2]

The commune has an area of 53.9 km2 (20.8 sq mi).[3] Its average altitude is 236 m (774 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 250 m (820 ft).[4]

 

The commune of Rochechouart is surrounded by the communes:

ClimateEdit

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

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants of Rochechouart are known, in French, as Rochechouartais (women: Rochechouartaises).[5]

With a population of 3,798,[6] Rochechouart has a population density of 70 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Rochechouart

 

AdministrationEdit

Rochechouart is a subprefecture of the Haute-Vienne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Rochechouart and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Rochechouart, with 17,479 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Porte Océane du Limousin (French: Communauté de communes Porte Océane du Limousin).

Twinned and partner townsEdit

Rochechouart is twinned with:[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Conseil Municipal" (in French). Ville de Rochechouart. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Rochechouart". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 3 Abpril 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Commune de Rochechouart (87126)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. "Rochechouart". Map-France.com. Retrieved 3 Abpril 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Haute-Vienne" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 3 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 3 April 2017.
  7. "Labels & partenaires" (in French). Ville de Rochechouart. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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