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Tulle 2207.jpg
A view in front of the cathedral in Tulle.
Coat of arms of Tulle
Country France
Region Limousin
Department Corrèze
Arrondissement Tulle
Canton Tulle
Intercommunality Tulle Agglo
Mayor Bernard Combes[1]
Elevation 185–460 m (607–1,509 ft)
(avg. 323 m/1,060 ft)
Land area1 24.44 km2 (9.44 sq mi)
Population2 14,325  (2014)
 - Density 586/km2 (1,520/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 19272/ 19000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Tulle (Occitan: Tula) is a French commune, the prefecture of the Corrèze department in central France. It is in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Tulle.


Tulle is in the valley of the Corrèze river at the confluence of this river with several tributaries: the Solane and the Céronne on the right side, and Saint-Bonnette and Montane on the left side. The city is in narrow part of the valley along several Kilometres.

The commune of Tulle has an area of 24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 323 m (1,060 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 620 m (2,030 ft).[3]

Distance from Tulle to other cities[4]
Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Paris Marseille
243 km (151 mi) 244 km (152 mi) 338 km (210 mi) 324 km (201 mi) 415 km (258 mi) 476 km (296 mi) 633 km (393 mi)
Tulle and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Tulle

The commune of Tulle is surrounded by the communes:

Three rivers flow through the communeː the river Diège (the town sometimes is called Ussel-sur-Diège), the river Sarsonne and the stream Étang Roux.


The climate of Tulle, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]


The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Tullistes.[5]

With a population of 14,325,[6] Tulle has a population density of 586 inhabitants/km2.

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Tulle forms, together with other 7 communes, the urban area of Tulle with a population of 21,108 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 119.7 km2 (46.2 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Tulle, formed by 25 communes, with a population of 30,970 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 417.5 km2 (161.2 sq mi).[8]


Tulle is the prefecture of the Corrèze department, the capital of the arrondissement of Tulle and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Tulle.

It is part of the intercommunality Tulle Agglo (French: Communauté d'agglomération Tulle Agglo).

Twinned and partner towns

Tulle is twinned with:[4]


Related pages


  1. "Le Maire" (in French). Ville de Tulle. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Tulle (19272) - Comparateur de territoire" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. "City of Tulle". Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Ville de Tulle" (in French). Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  5. "Corrèze (19)" (in French). Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  7. "Unité urbaine de Tulle (19401)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  8. "Aire urbaine de Tulle (191)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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