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Arrondissements of the Haute-Marne department facts for kids

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Haute-Marne 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 Haute-Marne are:

Arrondissements of Haute-Marne
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
521 Chaumont Chaumont 64,970 2,476.3 26.2 159
522 Langres Langres 44,332 2,162.9 20.5 157
523 Saint-Dizier Saint-Dizier 71,371 1,571.4 45.4 111

History

Since its creation, the Haute-Marne department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Bourbonne, Bourmont, Chaumont, Joinville, Langres and Saint-Dizier; the capital was Chaumont.
  • 1800 : creation of three arrondissements: Chaumont, Langres and Wassy.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Wassy was eliminated.
  • 1943 : Wassy was made again an arrondissement but the subprefecture was moved to Saint-Dizier.

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