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Limoges

Limoges
Administration
Full nameLimoges
CountryFrance
RegionLimousin
DepartmentHaute-Vienne
ArrondissementLimoges
CantonChief town of 16 cantons
IntercommunalityLimoges Métropole
MayorAlain Rodet (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation964.6 ft (294 m)
Highest Elevation1414 ft (431 m)
Lowest Elevation685.7 ft (209 m)
Land Area29.9 sq mi (77.45 km2)
Total Population139026 (2006)
- Density4649.1/sq mi (1795/km2)
Postal code87000
INSEE87085

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Limoges (-frli.mɔʒ; Lemòtges / Limòtges in the Limousin dialect of Occitan) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and the administrative capital of the Limousin région in west-central France.

Limoges is known for its medieval enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels (Limousin oak), which are used for Cognac production.

Limoges is the chief-town of 16 cantons:

Limoges-Beaupuy,

Limoges-Carnot,

Limoges-Centre,

Limoges-Cité,

Limoges-Condat,

Limoges-Corgnac,

Limoges-Couzeix,

Limoges-Émailleurs,

Limoges-Grand-Treuil,

Limoges-Isle,

Limoges-La Bastide,

Limoges-Landouge,

Limoges-Le Palais,

Limoges-Panazol,

Limoges-Puy-las-Rodas, and

Limoges-Vigenal


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