Arrondissements of the Indre department

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Arrondissements of the Indre department

There are 4 arrondissements in the Indre 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 are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[1]
(2014)
Area[2]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
361 Le Blanc Le Blanc 31,821 1,760.8 18.1 57
362 Châteauroux Châteauroux 126,428 2,524.3 50.1 86
363 La Châtre La Châtre 32,962 1,323.2 24.9 51
364 Issoudun Issoudun 34,964 1,182.3 29.6 49

History[change | change source]

Since its creation, the Indre department has had some changes:[3]

  • 1790 : creation of the Indre department with six districts: Issoudun, Châteauroux, Argenton, Le Blanc, La Châtre and Châtillon-sur-Indre. Châteauroux was the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Châteauroux, Le Blanc, La Châtre and Issoudun.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Issoudun was eliminated.
  • 1942 : Issoudun was made again an arrondissement.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. "Département de l'Indre (36)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. "Historique de ll'Indre". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 12 September 2016.