Arrondissements of the Gers department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Gers 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 cantons and communes.

The arrondissements of the Gers department are:

Arrondissements of the Gers department
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
321 Auch Auch 87,118 2,133.9 40.8 154
322 Condom Condom 65,562 2436.8 26.9 158
323 Mirande Mirande 37,945 1686.1 22.5 150

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History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Gers department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1790 : creation of the Gers department with six districts: Auch, Lectoure, Condom, Nogaro, L'Isle-Jourdain, Mirande; the capital was Auch
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Auch, Condom, Lectoure, Lombez, Mirande
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Lectoure and Lombez are eliminated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Département du Gers (32)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 6 March 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 6 March 2017.
  3. "Département du Gers (32)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. "Historique du Gers". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2014.