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Haute-Vienne (Department, France)

Last modified: 2012-04-08 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 87
Region: Limousin
Traditional provinces: Marche, Limousin, Poitou
Bordering departments: Charente, Corrèze, Creuse, Dordogne, Indre, Vienne

Area: 5,520 km2
Population (2006): 367,156 inhabitants

Préfecture: Limoges
Sous-préfectures: Bellac, Rochechouart
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 201 communes.

The department is named ("Upper Vienne") after river Vienne (350 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009