Arrondissements of the Isère department facts for kids
There are 3 arrondissements in the Isère 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 3 arrondissements of Isère are:
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Since its creation, the Isère department has had some changes:
- 1790 : creation of the Isère department with four districts: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.
- 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Saint-Marcellin was eliminated.
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