Arrondissements of the Hautes-Pyrénées department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Hautes-Pyrénées 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 Hautes-Pyrénées are:

Arrondissements of the Hautes-Pyrénées
INSEE
code
Arrondissement capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
651 Argelès-Gazost Argelès-Gazost 38,813 1,300.2 29.9 87
652 Bagnères-de-Bigorre Bagnères-de-Bigorre 46,384 1,675.7 27.7 171
653 Tarbes Tarbes 143,753 1,488.1 96.6 212

History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Hautes-Pyrénées department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1790 : creation of the department with five districts: Tarbes, Bagnères, Vic, la Montagne (Argelès), les Quatre Vallées (La Barthe de Neste)
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Tarbes, Argelès-Gazost, Bagnères-de-Bigorre
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost is eliminated
  • 1942 : restoration of the arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost

References[change | change source]

  1. "Département des Hautes-Pyrénées (65)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 17 February 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 17 February 2017.
  3. "Département des Hautes-Pyrénées (65)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. "Historique des Hautes-Pyrénées". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 7 November 2013.