Arrondissements of the Haute-Loire department facts for kids
There are 3 arrondissements in the Haute-Loire 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 the Haute-Loire are:
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Since its creation, the Haute-Loire department has had few changes:
- 1790 : creation of the department with three districts: Le Puy, Brioude and Yssingeaux; the capital was Le Puy.
- 1800 : creation of three arrondissements: Le Puy, Brioude and Yssingeaux.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Yssingeaux was eliminated.
- 1942 : Yssingeaux is again an arrondissement.
- 1988 : Le Puy changed its name to Le Puy-en-Velay.
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