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Arrondissements of the Pyrénées-Orientales department facts for kids

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Pyrénées-Orientales 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 Pyrénées-Orientales are:

Districtes del departament dels Pirineus Orientals
Map of the three arrondissements
Arrondissement Capital Population
661 Céret Céret 73,192 953.5 76.8 40
662 Perpignan Perpignan 349,959 1,317.4 265.6 86
663 Prades Prades 43,176 1,845.1 23.4 100


Since its creation, the Pyrénées-Orientales department, first with the name of Roussillon, has had few changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the department with three districts: Perpignan, Prades, Cèret
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Perpignan, Prades, Cèret

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