Arrondissements of the Haute-Savoie department

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There are 4 arrondissements in the Haute-Savoie 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 the Haute-Savoie are:[1]

Arrondissements of Haute-Savoie, in red, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Arrondissements of the Haute-Savoie
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
741 Annecy Annecy 276,382 1,261.6 219.1 80
742 Bonneville Bonneville 184,093 1,558.2 118.1 61
743 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Saint-Julien-en-Genevois 180,562 660.3 273.5 72
744 Thonon-les-Bains Thonon-les-Bains 142,090 907.7 156.5 68

History[change | change source]

Since its creation in 1860, the Haute-Savoie department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1860 : creation of the department from the northern part of the Duchy of Sardinia with four arrondissements: Annecy, Bonneville, Saint-Julien and Thonon. The capital was Annecy.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Saint-Julien was eliminated.
  • 1933 : Saint-Julien is again an arrondissement.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Département de la Haute-Savoie (74)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 30 September 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 30 September 2017.
  3. "Département de la Haute-Savoie (74)) et Arrondissements". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. "Historique de la Haute-Savoie". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 30 September 2017.