Arrondissements of the Indre-et-Loire department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Indre-et-Loire 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 Indre-et-Loire are:[1]

Arrondissements of Indre-et-Loire
INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
371 Chinon Chinon 86,952 1,694.2 51.3 106
372 Tours Tours 466,232 2,629.2 177.3 54
373 Loches Loches 50,740 1,803.4 28.1 113

History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Indre-et-Loire department has had few changes:[4]

  • 1790 : creation of the department with seven districts: Tours, Amboise, Château-Renault, Loches, Chinon, Preuilly and Langeais; the capital was Tours.
  • 1800 : creation of three arrondissements: Chinon, Loches and Tours.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Loches was eliminated.
  • 1943 : Loches was made again an arrondissement.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Département d'Indre-et-Loire (37)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 July 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 26 July 2017.
  3. "Département d'Indre-et-Loire (37)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. "Historique d'Indre-et-Loire". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 1 December 2016.