Arrondissements of the Aube department facts for kids

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Aube 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 Aube are:

Arrondissements of Aube
Arrondissement Capital Population
101 Bar-sur-Aube Bar-sur-Aube 28,846 1,193.3 24.2 104
102 Nogent-sur-Seine Nogent-sur-Seine 55,009 1,277.0 43.1 80
103 Troyes Troyes 222,726 3,533.9 63.0 247


Since its creation, the Aube department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Nogent-sur-Seine, Arcis-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, Ervy and Troyes; the capital was Troyes.
  • 1800 : creation of five arrondissements: Arcis-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, Nogent-sur-Seine and Troyes.
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Arcis-sur-Aube et Bar-sur-Seine were eliminated.

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