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Arrondissements of the Haute-Saône department facts for kids

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There are 2 arrondissements in the Haute-Saône 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-Saône are:

Arrondissement Capital Population
701 Lure Lure 108,725 1,848.3 58.8 195
702 Vesoul Vesoul 129,622 3,511.8 36.9 347


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

  • 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Jussey, Luxeuil, Lure, Vesoul, Gray and Champlitte with the capital in Gray alternating with Vesoul.
  • 1794 : only Gray remained as the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Vesoul, Gray and Lure; the capital was moved from Gray to Vesoul.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Gray was eliminated.

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