Arrondissements of the Haute-Savoie department facts for kids
There are 4 arrondissements in the Haute-Savoie 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-Savoie are:
Since its creation in 1860, the Haute-Savoie department has had few changes:
- 1860 : creation of the department from the northern part of the Duchy of Sardinia with four arrondissements: Annecy, Bonneville, Saint-Julien and Thonon. The capital was Annecy.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Saint-Julien was eliminated.
- 1933 : Saint-Julien is again an arrondissement.
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