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Arrondissements of the Cantal department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Cantal 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 Cantal are:

Arrondissements of Cantal
Arrondissement Capital Population[1]
151 Aurillac Aurillac 82,347 1,937 42.5 94
152 Mauriac Mauriac 26,192 1,278 20.5 55
153 Saint-Flour Saint-Flour 38,079 2,511 15.2 106

Since its creation, the Cantal department has had few changes:[2]

  • 1790 : creation of the department with four districts: Aurillac, Mauriac, Murat and Saint-Flour.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Aurillac, Mauriac, Murat and Saint-Flour.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Murat is eliminated.
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  1. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. "Historique du Cantal". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 21 January 2017.