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There are 5 arrondissements in the Marne 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 Marne are:

Arrondissements of Marne
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
511 Châlons-en-Champagne Châlons-en-Champagne 103,110 1,778.3 58.0 100
512 Épernay Épernay 109,771 2,332.7 47.1 181
513 Reims Reims 296,374 1,525.7 194.3 155
514 Vitry-le-François Vitry-le-François 47,741 1,503.6 31.8 113
515 Sainte-Menehould Sainte-Menehould 13,821 1,021.3 13.5 67

History

Since its creation, the Marne department has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Châlons-sur-Marne, Reims, Épernay, Sézanne, Sainte-Menehould and Vitry-le-François; the capital was Châlons-sur-Marne (now Châlons-en-Champagne).
  • 1800 : creation of five arrondissements: Châlons-sur-Marne, Reims, Épernay, Sézanne, Sainte-Menehould and Vitry-le-François.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Sainte-Menehould was eliminated.
  • 1940 : Sainte-Menehould was made again an arrondissement.

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