kids encyclopedia robot

Arrondissements of the Hautes-Alpes department facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

There are 2 arrondissements in the Hautes-Alpes 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 Hautes-Alpes are:

Arrondissements of the Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Capital Population
051 Briançon Briançon 35,752 2,138.1 16.7 37
052 Gap Gap 104,131 3,410.5 30.5 130


Since its creation, the Hautes-Alpes department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with four districts: Briançon, Embrun, Gap and Serres; the capital was Chorges but in the same year it was moved to Gap.
  • 1800 : creation of three arrondissements: Gap, Briançon and Embrun.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Embrun was eliminated.

Related pages

Images for kids

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Famous Hispanic entertainers
Jessica Alba
Camila Cabello
Jennifer Lopez
Gloria Estefan
kids search engine
Arrondissements of the Hautes-Alpes department Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.