Arrondissements of the Marne department
There are 5 arrondissements in the Marne 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 Marne are:
History[change | change source]
Since its creation, the Marne department has had few changes:
- 1790 : creation of the department with six districts: Châlons-sur-Marne, Reims, Épernay, Sézanne, Sainte-Menehould and Vitry-le-François; the capital was Châlons-sur-Marne (now Châlons-en-Champagne).
- 1800 : creation of five arrondissements: Châlons-sur-Marne, Reims, Épernay, Sézanne, Sainte-Menehould and Vitry-le-François.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Sainte-Menehould was eliminated.
- 1940 : Sainte-Menehould was made again an arrondissement.