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Arrondissements of the Tarn-et-Garonne department facts for kids

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There are 2 arrondissements in the Tarn-et-Garonne 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 are further divided into cantons and communes.

The arrondissements of the Tarn-et-Garonne department are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
821 Castelsarrasin Castelsarrasin 76,822 1,601.5 48.0 103
822 Montauban Montauban 175,756 2,116.8 83.0 92

History

Since its creation, the Tarn-et-Garonne department has had few changes:

  • 1808 : creation of the department with the arrondissements: Montauban, Castelsarrasin and Moissac. The city of Montauban was made the prefecture of the new department
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Moissac was eliminated
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