|Residents||207,182 (Jan 1, 2017)|
|Population density||30 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
|Alain Lassus ( PS )|
Location of the department of Nièvre in the
region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté
The Nièvre department [ njɛːvʀ ] is the French department with the atomic number 58. It is in the center of the country, in the region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté and after the river Nièvre named. The department has an area of 6,817 km² and 207,182 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). The seat of the prefecture is Nevers .
The Nièvre department is bordered by the Yonne department to the north, the Côte-d'Or department to the east, the Saône-et-Loire department to the south-east, the Allier department to the south, the Cher department to the west and the far northwest to the Loiret department .
The department is located in the west of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and is known for its many canals. The most important river is the Loire , which flows through the southwestern area of the department from the south and forms the border to the Cher department in a northerly direction behind Nevers . The eponymous Nièvre flows in Nevers from the northwest as a right tributary into the Loire. The eastern part of the department is in the Morvan low mountain range .
From 1960 to 2015 it belonged to the Burgundy region , which in 2016 became part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
coat of arms
The most populous municipalities in the Nièvre department are:
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Nièvre department
- List of cantons in the Nièvre department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Nièvre department
- nievre.fr accessed on April 16, 2018.