Arrondissements of the Vienne department

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There are 3 arrondissements in the Vienne 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 Vienne are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population[1]
(2014)
Area[2]
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
861 Châtellerault Châtellerault 112,313 2,065.0 54.4 92
862 Montmorillon Montmorillon 74,852 2,998.8 25.0 95
863 Poitiers Poitiers 246,038 1,925.7 127.8 87

History[change | change source]

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

  • 1790 : creation of the Vienne department with six districts: Châtellerault, Civray, Loudun, Lusignan, Montmorillon and Poitiers. Poitiers was the capital of the department.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Châtellerault, Civray, Loudun, Montmorillon and Poitiers; Lusignan was left out.
  • 1926 : the arrondissements Civray and Loudun were eliminated.

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 4 April 2017.
  2. "Département de la Vienne (86)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. "Historique de la Vienne". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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