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Arrondissements of the Haute-Garonne department facts for kids

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Haute-Garonne 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 cantons and communes.

The arrondissements of Haute-Garonne are:

Arrondissements of the Haute-Garonne department
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
311 Muret Muret 215,606 1,639.0 131.5 126
312 Saint-Gaudens Saint-Gaudens 77,545 2,139.6 36.2 237
313 Toulouse Toulouse 1,024,517 2,530.7 404.8 226

History

Since its creation, the Haute-Garonne department has had some changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with eight districts: Toulouse, Rieux, Villefranche-de-Lauragais, Castelsarrasin, Muret, Saint-Gaudens, Revel, Grenadel
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Toulouse, Castelsarrasin, Muret, Saint-Gaudens, Villefranche
  • 1803 : the arrondissement of Muret is eliminated
  • 1806 : restoration of the arrondissement of Muret
  • 1808 : the arrondissement of Castelsarrasin is eliminated and became part of the new department of Tarn-et-Garonne
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Muret and Villefranche are eliminated
  • 1942 : restoration of the arrondissement of Muret
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