Arrondissements of the Corrèze department facts for kids

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Corrèze - Tulle arrondissement
The 3 arrondissements of . Left to right : Brive-la-Gaillarde, Tulle (in red) and Ussel.

There are 3 arrondissements in the Corrèze 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 3 arrondissements of Corrèze are:

  1. Arrondissement of Brive-la-Gaillarde, (sub prefecture of the Corrèze department: Brive-la-Gaillarde), with 98 communes.
  2. Arrondissement of Tulle, (prefecture of the Corrèze department: Tulle), with 118 communes.
  3. Arrondissement of Ussel, (subprefecture of the Corrèze department: Ussel), with 69 communes.


Since its creation, the Corrèze department has had some changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the Corrèze department with four districts: Uzerche, Ussel, Tulle and Brive. Tulle was the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Ussel, Tulle and Brive; Uzerche was left out.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Ussel is eliminated.
  • 1943 : Ussel was made again an arrondissement of the department.

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