Arrondissements of the Jura department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Jura 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.

The arrondissements are further divided into cantons and communes.

The arrondissements of the Jura department are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
391 Dole Dole 83,701 1,171.2 71.5 191
392 Lons-le-Saunier Lons-le-Saunier 126,071 2,825.4 44.6 258
393 Saint-Claude Saint-Claude 50,909 1,002.6 50.8 60

History[change | change source]

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

  • 1790 : six districts: Dole, Salins, Poligny, Lons-le-Saunier, Orgelet, Saint-Claude.
  • 1800 : the six districts were changed into four arrondissements: Lons-le-Saunier, Dole, Poligny and Saint-Claude.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Poligny was eliminated.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Département du Jura (39)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 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 1 July 2017.
  3. "Département du Jura (39)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. "Historique du Jura". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 1 July 2017.