Arrondissements of the Puy-de-Dôme department facts for kids
There are 5 arrondissements in the Puy-de-Dôme 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 5 arrondissements of Puy-de-Dôme are:
Since its creation, the Puy-de-Dôme department has had some changes:
- 1790 : creation of the Puy-de-Dôme department with eight districts: Ambert, Besse, Billom, Clermont-Ferrand, Issoire, Montaigu, Riom and Thiers, with Clermont-Ferrand as its capital.
- 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Ambert, Clermont-Ferrand, Issoire, Riom and Thiers.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Ambert was eliminated.
- 1942 : Ambert became again an arrondissement of the department.
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