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Corrèze
Coat of Arms of Corrèze
Location
Location of Corrèze in France
Administration
Department number: 19
Region: Limousin
Prefecture: Tulle
Subprefectures: Brive-la-Gaillarde
Ussel
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 37
Communes: 286
President of the General Council: François Hollande
PS
Statistics
Population Ranked 80th
 -1999 232,576
Population density: 40/km2
Land area¹: 5857 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.


Corrèze (Occitan: Corresa) is a department in south central France, named after the Corrèze River.

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History

Corrèze is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It includes part of the former province of Limousin (the Bas-Limousin).

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Limousin. It is surrounded by the department of Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme, Lot, and Dordogne. Tulle is the prefecture of Corrèze and Brive-la-Gaillarde the largest city.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Corréziens.

Politics

The President of the General Council is François Hollande of the Socialist Party.

Party seats
Union for a Popular Movement 18
Socialist Party 16
French Communist Party 2
Miscellaneous Left 1

See also

External links

Coordinates: 45°20′N 01°50′E / 45.333°N 1.833°E / 45.333; 1.833


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