Arrondissements of the Ariège department facts for kids
There are 3 arrondissements in the Ariège department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.
If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.
Arrondissements are further divided into communes.
The arrondissements of Ariège are:
Since its creation, the Ariège department has had few changes:
- 1790 : creation of the department with three districts: Mirepoix, Saint-Girons, Tarascon
- 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Foix, Pamiers, Saint-Girons
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Pamiers is eliminated
- 1942 : restoration of the arrondissement of Pamiers
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