Arrondissements of the Dordogne department

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The 4 arrondissements of the Dordogne department are:[1]

  1. Arrondissement of Bergerac, (subprefecture: Bergerac) with 130 communes.[2] The population of the arrondissement was 102,859 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Nontron, (subprefecture: Nontron) with 94 communes.[3] The population of the arrondissement was 54,758 in 2016.
  3. Arrondissement of Périgueux, (prefecture of the Dordogne department: Périgueux) with 143 communes.[4] The population of the arrondissement was 175,309 in 2016.
  4. Arrondissement of Sarlat-la-Canéda, (subprefecture: Sarlat-la-Canéda) with 138 communes.[5] The population of the arrondissement was 81,863 in 2016.

History[edit]

In 1800 the arrondissements of Périgueux, Bergerac, Nontron, Ribérac and Sarlat were established. The arrondissement of Ribérac was disbanded in 1926.[6]

The borders of the arrondissements of Dordogne were modified in January 2017:[7]

  • 21 communes from the arrondissement of Bergerac to the arrondissement of Périgueux
  • one commune from the arrondissement of Bergerac to the arrondissement of Sarlat-la-Canéda
  • 28 communes from the arrondissement of Périgueux to the arrondissement of Nontron
  • 22 communes from the arrondissement of Périgueux to the arrondissement of Sarlat-la-Canéda

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016" (PDF). INSEE. December 2018. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  2. ^ "Arrondissement de Bergerac (241)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  3. ^ "Arrondissement de Nontron (242)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  4. ^ "Arrondissement de Périgueux (243)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  5. ^ "Arrondissement de Sarlat-la-Canéda (244)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  6. ^ Historique de la Dordogne
  7. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 30 December 2016" (PDF). pp. 132–140. Retrieved 2019-10-09.