List of subprefectures of France

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The subprefectures of France are the chefs-lieux of arrondissements other than those administered by a prefecture. There are 233 subprefectures out of a total of 332 arrondissements.

The list below shows the sub-prefectures by department.

List of subprefectures[edit]

Castellane (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), with 1,541 inhabitants, is the least populated subprefecture in France.
Reims (Marne), with 183,042 inhabitants, is the most populated subprefecture in France.
Abbeville (Somme), with 23,559 inhabitants, is the closest to the average population of French subprefectures(23,455 inhabitants).
With 2,132 inhabitants, Montreuil (Pas-de-Calais) is only the 145th largest of communes in the department, which constitutes the record for a subprefecture in France.
INSEE
No.
Department Subprefecture Population
(2014)[1]
Rank[nb 1]
01 Ain Belley 8,983 10
Gex 11,141 5
Nantua 3,534 33
02 Aisne Château-Thierry 14,546 4
Saint-Quentin 55,878 1
Soissons 28,290 2
Vervins 2,501 24
03 Allier Montluçon 37,289 1
Vichy 25,279 2
04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Barcelonnette 2,698 14
Castellane 1,541 20
Forcalquier 4,910 6
05 Hautes-Alpes Briançon 12,392 2
06 Alpes-Maritimes Grasse 50,409 4
07 Ardèche Largentière 1,734 43
Tournon-sur-Rhône 10,558 4
08 Ardennes Rethel 7,778 3
Sedan 17,829 2
Vouziers[nb 2] 4,437 8
09 Ariège Pamiers 15,518 1
Saint-Girons 6,284 3
10 Aube Bar-sur-Aube 5,014 8
Nogent-sur-Seine 5,955 7
11 Aude Limoux 10,275 5
Narbonne 52,855 1
12 Aveyron Millau 22,064 2
Villefranche-de-Rouergue 11,822 4
13 Bouches-du-Rhône Aix-en-Provence 142,149 2
Arles 52,697 3
Istres 43,463 7
14 Calvados Bayeux 13,917 5
Lisieux 20,881 3
Vire-Normandie 17,839 4
15 Cantal Mauriac 3,682 5
Saint-Flour 6,643 2
16 Charente Cognac 18,717 2
Confolens 2,728 22
17 Charente-Maritime Jonzac 3,447 33
Rochefort 24,300 3
Saintes 25,149 2
Saint-Jean-d'Angély 7,123 10
18 Cher Saint-Amand-Montrond 10,161 3
Vierzon 27,050 2
19 Corrèze Brive-la-Gaillarde 46,961 1
Ussel 9,772 3
2A Corse-du-Sud Sartène 3,363 5
2B Haute-Corse Calvi 5,330 6
Corte 7,355 4
21 Côte-d'Or Beaune 21,579 2
Montbard 5,350 14
22 Côtes-d'Armor Dinan 10,919 6
Guingamp 7,003 12
Lannion 19,869 2
23 Creuse Aubusson 3,591 3
24 Dordogne Bergerac 27,764 2
Nontron 3,151 14
Sarlat-la-Canéda 9,127 4
25 Doubs Montbéliard 25,521 2
Pontarlier 17,413 3
26 Drôme Die 4,516 20
Nyons 6,641 12
27 Eure Bernay 10,435 6
Les Andelys 8,186 8
28 Eure-et-Loir Châteaudun 13,264 4
Dreux 31,191 2
Nogent-le-Rotrou 10,130 7
29 Finistère Brest 139,384 1
Châteaulin 5,173 35
Morlaix 14,837 5
30 Gard Alès 39,993 2
Le Vigan 3,933 40
31 Haute-Garonne Muret 24,975 4
Saint-Gaudens 11,255 14
32 Gers Condom 6,835 3
Mirande 3,527 7
33 Gironde Arcachon 10,370 24
Blaye 4,769 54
Langon 7,396 36
Lesparre-Médoc 5,604 47
Libourne 24,595 10
34 Hérault Béziers 75,701 2
Lodève 7,381 22
35 Ille-et-Vilaine Fougères 20,189 3
Redon 8,921 13
Saint-Malo 45,980 2
36 Indre Issoudun 12,270 2
La Châtre 4,278 8
Le Blanc 6,602 4
37 Indre-et-Loire Chinon 8,073 11
Loches 6,321 14
38 Isère La Tour-du-Pin 7,934 23
Vienne 29,096 4
39 Jura Dole 23,312 1
Saint-Claude 10,096 3
40 Landes Dax 20,485 2
41 Loir-et-Cher Romorantin-Lanthenay 17,459 2
Vendôme 16,879 3
42 Loire Montbrison 15,689 5
Roanne 35,200 2
43 Haute-Loire Brioude 6,700 4
Yssingeaux 7,105 3
44 Loire-Atlantique[nb 3] Châteaubriant 11,895 17
Saint-Nazaire 69,350 2
45 Loiret Montargis 13,997 8
Pithiviers 9,054 12
46 Lot Figeac 9,820 2
Gourdon 4,297 3
47 Lot-et-Garonne Marmande 17,748 3
Nérac 7,085 6
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 23,263 2
48 Lozère Florac-Trois-Rivières 2,107 7
49 Maine-et-Loire Cholet 53,853 2
Saumur 27,301 3
Segré-en-Anjou Bleu[nb 2] 17,580 8
50 Manche Avranches 7,813 5
Cherbourg-en-Cotentin 80,959 1
Coutances 8,789 4
51 Marne[nb 4] Épernay 23,176 3
Reims 183,042 1
Vitry-le-François 13,144 4
52 Haute-Marne Langres 7,850 3
Saint-Dizier 25,505 1
53 Mayenne Château-Gontier 11,528 3
Mayenne 13,139 2
54 Meurthe-et-Moselle Lunéville 19,325 3
Toul 15,966 4
Val de Briey[nb 2] 8,210 17
55 Meuse Commercy 5,914 3
Verdun 18,393 1
56 Morbihan Lorient 57,662 1
Pontivy 13,965 6
57 Moselle[nb 5] Forbach 21,740 3
Sarrebourg 12,363 14
Sarreguemines 21,457 5
Thionville 41,083 2
58 Nièvre Château-Chinon (Ville) 2,084 16
Clamecy 3,889 7
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire 10,553 2
59 Nord Avesnes-sur-Helpe 4,662 116
Cambrai 32,897 10
Douai 40,736 8
Dunkirk 89,160 4
Valenciennes 43,787 6
60 Oise Clermont 10,502 12
Compiègne 40,732 2
Senlis 15,292 5
61 Orne Argentan 13,968 3
Mortagne-au-Perche 3,994 10
62 Pas-de-Calais Béthune 25,413 7
Boulogne-sur-Mer 42,476 2
Calais 76,402 1
Lens 31,398 5
Montreuil 2,132 145
Saint-Omer 14,164 12
63 Puy-de-Dôme Ambert 6,794 14
Issoire 14,578 5
Riom 18,749 3
Thiers 11,588 6
64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques Bayonne 48,178 2
Oloron-Sainte-Marie 10,824 9
65 Hautes-Pyrénées Argelès-Gazost 3,020 13
Bagnères-de-Bigorre 7,602 4
66 Pyrénées-Orientales Céret 7,663 11
Prades 5,927 16
67 Bas-Rhin[nb 6] Haguenau 34,761 2
Molsheim 9,263 15
Saverne 11,433 10
Sélestat 19,546 5
68 Haut-Rhin[nb 7] Altkirch 5,738 20
Mulhouse 111,167 1
Thann 7,915 13
69 Rhône Villefranche-sur-Saône 36,559 8
70 Haute-Saône Lure 8,324 3
71 Saône-et-Loire Autun 13,955 5
Chalon-sur-Saône 44,985 1
Charolles 2,757 30
Louhans 6,349 13
72 Sarthe La Flèche 15,025 2
Mamers 5,333 8
73 Savoie Albertville 18,950 3
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne 7,889 6
74 Haute-Savoie Bonneville 12,575 11
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois 13,253 10
Thonon-les-Bains 34,973 2
75 Paris no subprefecture
76 Seine-Maritime Dieppe 30,086 3
Le Havre 172,807 1
77 Seine-et-Marne Fontainebleau 14,637 22
Meaux 53,526 2
Provins 11,736 30
Torcy 23,609 9
78 Yvelines Mantes-la-Jolie 44,985 3
Rambouillet 25,755 16
Saint-Germain-en-Laye 39,540 4
79 Deux-Sèvres Bressuire 19,300 2
Parthenay 10,367 3
80 Somme Abbeville 23,559 2
Montdidier 6,195 7
Péronne 7,676 4
81 Tarn Castres 41,382 2
82 Tarn-et-Garonne Castelsarrasin 13,765 2
83 Var Brignoles 16,690 11
Draguignan 40,054 5
84 Vaucluse Apt 11,885 11
Carpentras 28,447 3
85 Vendée Fontenay-le-Comte 13,609 7
Les Sables-d'Olonne 14,376 5
86 Vienne Châtellerault 31,722 2
Montmorillon 6,155 7
87 Haute-Vienne Bellac 4,117 15
Rochechouart 3,798 16
88 Vosges Neufchâteau 6,577 7
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges 20,315 2
89 Yonne Avallon 7,025 4
Sens 25,507 2
90 Territoire de Belfort no subprefecture
91 Essonne Étampes 24,503 16
Palaiseau 32,461 6
92 Hauts-de-Seine Antony 61,603 10
Boulogne-Billancourt 116,927 1
93 Seine-Saint-Denis Le Raincy 14,400 34
Saint-Denis 110,733 1
94 Val-de-Marne L'Haÿ-les-Roses 30,772 16
Nogent-sur-Marne 31,292 14
95 Val-d'Oise Argenteuil 108,865 1
Pontoise 29,766 7
Sarcelles 56,828 3
971 Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre 16,261 10
972 Martinique La Trinité 12,973 9
Le Marin 8,883 16
Saint-Pierre 4,229 23
973 Guyane Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 44,169 2
974 Réunion Saint-Benoît 37,738 7
Saint-Paul 104,634 2
Saint-Pierre 81,583 3
976 Mayotte no subprefecture

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rank, by population, of the commune at the departmental level.
  2. ^ a b c The municipal populations were established on the basis of the most recent vintage, but taking into account the new perimeter of the commune on 1 January 2017.
  3. ^ The decree 2016-1959 of 29 December 2016 saw the abolition of the arrondissement of Ancenis merged with that of Châteaubriant starting from 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ The decree 2017-453 of 29 March 2017 saw the abolition of the arrondissement of Sainte-Menehould starting from 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ The decree 2014-1721 of 29 December 2014 saw the abolition of the arrondissement of Boulay-Moselle merged with that of Forbach starting from 1 January 2015, and of the arrondissement of Château-Salins merged with that of Sarrebourg starting from 1 January 2016.
  6. ^ The decree 2014-1722 of 29 December 2014 saw the abolition of the arrondissement of Wissembourg merged with that of Haguenau starting from 1 January 2015.
  7. ^ The decree 2014-1720 of 29 December 2014 saw the abolition of the arrondissements of Guebwiller merged with that of Thann, and of Ribeauvillé merged with that of Colmar, starting from 1 January 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2014, en vigueur depuis le 1er janvier 2017" [Legal Populations 2014, in force since 1 January 2017]. INSEE (in French). Retrieved 6 July 2017.