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There are 3 arrondissements in the Cantal 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 Cantal are:

Département Cantal Arrondissement 2017
Arrondissements of Cantal
Arrondissement Capital Population
151 Aurillac Aurillac 82,347 1,937 42.5 94
152 Mauriac Mauriac 26,192 1,278 20.5 55
153 Saint-Flour Saint-Flour 38,079 2,511 15.2 106


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

  • 1790 : creation of the department with four districts: Aurillac, Mauriac, Murat and Saint-Flour.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Aurillac, Mauriac, Murat and Saint-Flour.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Murat is eliminated.

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