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Haute-Vienne is a Frenchmarker department named after the Vienne Rivermarker. It is one of three departments that together constitute the French region of Limousinmarker.

The chief and largest city of the Haute-Vienne is Limogesmarker. The other towns in the department each have fewer than 20,000 inhabitants.


The source of the Charente Rivermarker is in the department, in the commune of Chéonnac, near Rochechouart.

The neighboring departments are: Creusemarker, Corrèzemarker, Dordognemarker, Charentemarker, Viennemarker and Indremarker.


The three arrondissements of the Haute-Vienne department are:
  1. Arrondissement of Bellac, (subprefecture: Bellacmarker) with eight cantons and 63 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 42,687 in 1990 and 40,120 in 1999, a decrease of 6.01%.
  2. Arrondissement of Limoges, (prefecture of the Haute-Vienne department: Limogesmarker) with 28 cantons and 108 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 274,643 in 1990 and 278,439 in 1999, an increase of 1.38%.
  3. Arrondissement of Rochechouart, (subprefecture: Rochechouartmarker) with six cantons and 30 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 36,263 in 1990 and 35,334 in 1999, a decrease of 2.56%.

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