Arrondissement of Moulins

The Moulins district is an administrative district in the department of Allier in the Auvergne region of France.


On 4 March 1790, founded with the establishment of the department of Allier, a " district Moulins ", which, however, was smaller than the present district. The district was expanded with the establishment of the Arrondissements on February 17, 1800, and established as a district Moulins.

On September 10, 1926 were added to parts of the resolution at the time arrondissements Gannat.

See also History of Allier.


The district is bounded on the northwest by the district of Saint- Amand- Montrond in the department of Cher (Centre), in the north of the district Nevers in the Nièvre department (Burgundy), to the east by the district Charolles in the department of Saône -et -Loire, also Burgundy, to the south by the district Vichy and to the west by the district Montlucon.


The district is subdivided into 12 cantons:

  • Bourbon l'Archambault
  • Chantelle
  • Chevagnes
  • Dompierre -sur -Besbre
  • Lurcy -Lévis
  • Le Montet
  • Moulins- Ouest
  • Neuilly- le -Real
  • Saint- Pourçain- sur -Sioule
  • Souvigny
  • Yzeure

See also: List of cantons in the department of Allier


The largest municipalities are the arrondissement ( > 5,000 inhabitants in 1999 ):

  • Moulins ( 21,892 )
  • Yzeure ( 12,696 )
  • Saint- Pourçain- sur -Sioule ( 5266 )

Ambert | Aurillac | Brioude | Clermont- Ferrand | Issoire | Mauriac | Montlucon | Moulins | Le Puy -en -Velay | Riom | Saint -Flour | Thiers | Vichy | Yssingeaux

  • Arrondissement in the Auvergne
  • Allier