Limousin (region)

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Limousin
Region o Fraunce
Kintra  Fraunce
Prefectur Limoges
Depairtments
Government
 • Preses Jean-Paul Denanot (PS)
AreaINSEE
 • Total 16,942 km2 (6,541 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Total 727,000
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-L
GDP/ Nominal € 17 billion (2006)[1]
GDP per capita € 23,400 (2006)[1]
NUTS Region FR6
Website cr-limousin.fr

Limousin (French pronunciation: [limuzɛ̃]; Occitan: Lemosin) is ane o the 27 regions o France. It is composed o three départements: Corrèze, Creuse an the Haute-Vienne.

Situated lairgely in the Massif Central, as o Januar 1st 2008, the Limousin comprised 740,743 inhabitants on nearly 17 000 km2, makkin it the seicont least populatit region o Fraunce efter Corsica.

Formin pairt o the Sooth-Wast o Fraunce, Limousin is bordered bi the regions Centre tae the north, Poitou-Charentes an Aquitaine tae the wast, Midi-Pyrénées tae the sooth an Auvergne tae the east. Limousin an aw forms pairt o Occitania.

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