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There are 3 arrondissements in the Vaucluse 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 Vaucluse are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
841 Apt Apt 128,448 1,377.2 93.3 56
842 Avignon Avignon 296,303 923.7 320.8 37
843 Carpentras Carpentras 129,623 1,266.4 102.4 58

History

The changes in the Vaucluse department are:

  • 1793 : creation of the Vaucluse department with four districts: Apt, Orange, Ouvèze (Carpentras), Vaucluse (Avignon); its capital was Avignon.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Avignon, Apt, Carpentras and Orange.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Orange was eliminated and the subprefecture of Apt was moved to Cavaillon
  • 1933 : the subprefecture of Cavaillon was moved to Apt
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