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Arrondissements of the Eure-et-Loir department facts for kids

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There are 4 arrondissements in the Eure-et-Loir 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 Eure-et-Loir are:

Arrondissement Capital Population
281 Chartres Chartres 207,869 2,129.5 97.6 151
282 Châteaudun Châteaudun 59,794 1,438.8 41.6 64
283 Dreux Dreux 129,431 1,500.5 86.3 108
284 Nogent-le-Rotrou Nogent-le-Rotrou 36,668 811.1 45.2 52


Since its creation, the Eure-et-Loir department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Chartres, Châteaudun, Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, Dreux, Janville and Nogent-le-Rotrou; the capital was Chartres.
  • 1800 : creation of four arrondissements: Chartres, Châteaudun, Dreux and Nogent-le-Rotrou.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Nogent-le-Rotrou was eliminated.
  • 1943 : Nogent-le-Rotrou was made again an arrondissement.

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