Arrondissements of the Jura department facts for kids
There are 3 arrondissements in the Jura 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.
The arrondissements of the Jura department are:
Since its creation, the Jura department has had few changes:
- 1790 : six districts: Dole, Salins, Poligny, Lons-le-Saunier, Orgelet, Saint-Claude.
- 1800 : the six districts were changed into four arrondissements: Lons-le-Saunier, Dole, Poligny and Saint-Claude.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Poligny was eliminated.
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