Arrondissements of the Hérault department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Hérault 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 Hérault are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
341 Béziers Béziers 312,443 2,986.8 104.6 152
342 Lodève Lodève 94,714 1,819.6 52.1 98
343 Montpellier Montpellier 700,241 1,294.6 540.9 93

History[change | change source]

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

  • 1790 : creation of the department with four districts: Montpellier, Béziers, Lodève and Saint-Pons; the capital was Montpellier.
  • 1800 : creation of four arrondissements: Montpellier, Béziers, Lodève and Saint-Pons.
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Lodève and Saint-Pons were eliminated.
  • 1942 : Lodève became again an arrondissement.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Département de L'Hérault (34)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  3. "Département de l'Hérault (34)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  4. "Historique de l'Hérault". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 21 July 2015.