Arrondissements of the Savoie department facts for kids
There are 3 arrondissements in the Savoie 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 the Savoie are:
Since its creation in 1860, the Savoie department has had few changes:
- 1860 : creation of the department from the southern part of the Duchy of Sardinia with four arrondissements: Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. The capital was Chambéry.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Moûtiers was eliminated and its territory became part of the arrondissement of Albertville.
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