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Limousin (region)

Limousin (region)
NameLimousin
CapitalLimoges
Largest CityLimoges
Area16942
Area SourceINSEE
Population727000
Pop Date2007-01-01
Pop Rank22nd
GDP17
GDP Year2006
GDP Per Capita23,400
GDP Cap Year2006
GDP Cap Ref
Websitecr-limousin.fr
LeaderJean-Paul Denanot
Leader PartyPS
Ruling Party1PS
Departments3
Dept1Corrèze
Dept2Creuse
Dept3Haute-Vienne
NUTSFR6
Iso RegionFR-L

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Limousin (-frlimuzɛ̃; ) is one of the 27 regions of France. It is composed of three départements: Corrèze, Creuse and the Haute-Vienne.

Situated largely in the Massif Central, as of January 1st 2008, the Limousin comprised 740,743 inhabitants on nearly 17 000 km2, making it the second least populated region of France after Corsica.

Forming part of the South-West of France, Limousin is bordered by the regions Centre to the north, Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine to the west, Midi-Pyrénées to the south and Auvergne to the east. Limousin also forms part of Occitania.


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