Arrondissements of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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There are 4 arrondissements in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department.[1] 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 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence are:

Arrondissements of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
041 Barcelonnette Barcelonnette 8,004 1,027.7 7.8 14
042 Castellane Castellane 9,493 1,320.4 7.2 41
043 Digne-les-Bains Digne-les-Bains 55,758 2,465.5 22.6 46
043 Forcalquier Forcalquier 88,333 2,111.6 41.8 97

History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1790 : creation of the department with five districts: Barcelonnette, Castellane, Digne, Forcalquier and Sisteron; the capital was Digne.
  • 1800 : creation of five arrondissements: Barcelonnette, Castellane, Digne, Forcalquier and Sisteron.
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Castellane and Sisteron were eliminated.
  • 1942 : Castellane was made again an arrondissement.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. "Département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. "Historique des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 19 September 2016.