The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790, pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from part of the province of the Limousin.


Correze belongs to the Limousin area. The departments bordering are the departments of Hollow, of High-Vienna, of the Cantal, the Puy-de-d?me, the Batch and the Dordogne.

Situee in the west of the Massif Central, it is composed of three units: the Mountain, plates and the basin of Brive. The Mountain culminates has 987 m with the Bessou mount. Of crystalline formation hercynienne, it is enough erodee. The plates are hollow by valleys encaissees which move towards the Dordogne, revivifying the relief as with the cascades of Gimel. In the south-west of Correze, the sedimentary basin of Brive enjoys a more favorable climate. One finds sandstone hills there as has Collonges-the-Red.

source: wikipedia.

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