Canton of Bénévent-l'Abbaye

Canton of Bénévent-l’Abbaye
French canton
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Guéret
Seat Bénévent-l'Abbaye
Communes 10

André Mavigner

  Total 191,42 km2 (7,391 sq mi)
Population (1999)
  Total 3,495
  Density 18.26/km2 (47.3/sq mi)
Cantonal code 23 05
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.
The church at Bénévent-l'Abbaye

The Canton of Bénévent-l’Abbaye is a former canton situated in the Creuse département and in the Limousin region of central France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. It consisted of 10 communes, which joined the canton of Le Grand-Bourg in 2015.[1]


An area of farming and forestry in the arrondissement of Guéret, centred on the town of Bénévent-l'Abbaye. The altitude varies from 294m (Châtelus-le-Marcheix) to 693m (Saint-Goussaud) with an average altitude of 459m.


Historical population of Canton of Bénévent-l'Abbaye
(Source: INSEE)
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


The Canton of Bénévent-l’Abbaye comprised 10 communes and a total of 3495 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Commune Inhabitants Postal code INSEE code
Arrènes 244 23210 23006
Augères 146 23210 23010
Aulon 176 23210 23011
Azat-Châtenet 133 23210 23014
Bénévent-l'Abbaye 824 23210 23021
Ceyroux 107 23210 23042
Châtelus-le-Marcheix 356 23430 23056
Marsac 727 23210 23124
Mourioux-Vieilleville 569 23210 23137
Saint-Goussaud 213 23430 23200

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Coordinates: 46°04′23″N 1°38′51″E / 46.07306°N 1.64750°E / 46.07306; 1.64750


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