Arrondissements of the Pas-de-Calais department

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The 7 arrondissements of the Pas-de-Calais department are:[1]

  1. Arrondissement of Arras, (prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department: Arras) with 357 communes.[2] The population of the arrondissement was 248,929 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Béthune, (subprefecture: Béthune) with 104 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 293,991 in 2016.
  3. Arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, (subprefecture: Boulogne-sur-Mer) with 74 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 159,748 in 2016.
  4. Arrondissement of Calais, (subprefecture: Calais) with 52 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 158,492 in 2016.
  5. Arrondissement of Lens, (subprefecture: Lens) with 50 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 367,839 in 2016.
  6. Arrondissement of Montreuil, (subprefecture: Montreuil) with 164 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 112,118 in 2016.
  7. Arrondissement of Saint-Omer, (subprefecture: Saint-Omer) with 89 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 129,608 in 2016.

History[edit]

In 1800 the arrondissements of Arras, Béthune, Boulogne, Montreuil and Saint-Omer were established. The arrondissement of Saint-Pol was created in 1801, and disbanded in 1926.[3] In 1962 the arrondissement of Calais was created from part of the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer, and the arrondissement of Lens from part of the arrondissement of Béthune.[3][4] In January 2007 the arrondissement of Arras lost the canton of Le Parcq to the arrondissement of Montreuil, and the two cantons of Avion and Rouvroy to the arrondissement of Lens.[3]

The borders of the arrondissements of Pas-de-Calais were modified in January 2017:[5]

  • three communes from the arrondissement of Arras to the arrondissement of Béthune
  • eight communes from the arrondissement of Arras to the arrondissement of Lens
  • one commune from the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer to the arrondissement of Calais
  • one commune from the arrondissement of Lens to the arrondissement of Béthune
  • 23 communes from the arrondissement of Saint-Omer to the arrondissement of Calais

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016" (PDF). INSEE. December 2018. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  2. ^ "Arrondissement d'Arras (621)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ a b c Historique du Pas-de-Calais
  4. ^ Décret n°62-6 du 10 janvier 1962
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 20 December 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-22.