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Arrondissements of the Haute-Savoie department facts for kids

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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:

Arrondissements Haute-Savoie Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2017
Arrondissements of Haute-Savoie, in red, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Arrondissements of the Haute-Savoie
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
741 Annecy Annecy 276,382 1,261.6 219.1 80
742 Bonneville Bonneville 184,093 1,558.2 118.1 61
743 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Saint-Julien-en-Genevois 180,562 660.3 273.5 72
744 Thonon-les-Bains Thonon-les-Bains 142,090 907.7 156.5 68

History

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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