Arrondissements of the Landes department

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There are 2 arrondissements in the Landes 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 Landes are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
401 Dax Dax 220,656 3,194.2 69.1 152
402 Mont-de-Marsan Mont-de-Marsan 179,821 6,048.4 29.7 178

History[change | change source]

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

  • 1790 : creation of the Landes department with four districts: Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Saint-Sever and Tartas; the capital was Mont-de-Marsan
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Mont-de-Marsan, Dax, Saint-Sever
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Saint-Sever is eliminated and integrated into the remaining two arrondissements

References[change | change source]

  1. "Liste des arrondissement du département des Landes" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. "Département des Landes (40)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. "Historique des Landes". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 12 March 2015.