Arrondissements of the Tarn department

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There are 2 arrondissements in the Tarn 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 Tarn department are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[2]
(2014)
Area[3]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
811 Albi Albi 190,101 2,731.7 69.6 169
812 Castres Castres 194,373 3,026.2 64.2 151

History[change | change source]

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

  • 1790 : creation of the Tarn department with five districts: Albi, Castres, Lavaur, Gaillac, Lacaune; there were two alternating capitals: Albi and Castres
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Albi, Castres, Gaillac, Lavaur
  • 1926 : the arrondissements of Gaillac and Lavaur were eliminated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Département du Tarn (81)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 February 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 February 2017. 
  3. "Département du Tarn (81)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  4. "Historique du Tarn". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 27 May 2014.