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Cartes des arrondissements de l'Indre
Arrondissements of the Indre department

There are 4 arrondissements in the Indre 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 4 arrondissements of Indre are:

  1. Arrondissement of Le Blanc, (subprefecture of the Indre department: Le Blanc), with 56 communes.
  2. Arrondissement of Châteauroux, (prefecture of the Indre department: Châteauroux), with 80 communes.
  3. Arrondissement of La Châtre, (subprefecture of the Indre department: La Châtre), with 58 communes.
  4. Arrondissement of Issoudun, (subprefecture of the Indre department: Issoudun), with 49 communes.

History

Since its creation, the Indre department has had some changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the Indre department with six districts: Issoudun, Châteauroux, Argenton, Le Blanc, La Châtre and Châtillon-sur-Indre. Châteauroux was the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Châteauroux, Le Blanc, La Châtre and Issoudun.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Issoudun was eliminated.
  • 1942 : Issoudun was made again an arrondissement.

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