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Arrondissements of the Indre-et-Loire department facts for kids

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Indre-et-Loire 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 Indre-et-Loire are:

Arrondissements of Indre-et-Loire
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
371 Chinon Chinon 86,952 1,694.2 51.3 106
372 Tours Tours 466,232 2,629.2 177.3 54
373 Loches Loches 50,740 1,803.4 28.1 113

History

Since its creation, the Indre-et-Loire department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with seven districts: Tours, Amboise, Château-Renault, Loches, Chinon, Preuilly and Langeais; the capital was Tours.
  • 1800 : creation of three arrondissements: Chinon, Loches and Tours.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Loches was eliminated.
  • 1943 : Loches was made again an arrondissement.

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