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Arrondissements of the Nièvre department
There are 4 arrondissements in the Nièvre 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.
The arrondissements of the Nièvre department are:
- Arrondissement of Château-Chinon (Ville), (subprefecture: Château-Chinon (Ville)), with 6 cantons and 72 communes.
- Arrondissement of Clamecy, (subprefecture: Clamecy), with 6 cantons and 93 communes.
- Arrondissement of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, (subprefecture: Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire), with 7 cantons and 64 communes.
- Arrondissement of Nevers, (prefecture of the department: Nevers), with 13 cantons and 83 communes.
Since its creation, the Nièvre department has had few changes:
- 1790 : creation of the Nièvre department with nine districts: Nevers, Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier, Decize, Moulins-Engilbert, Château-Chinon, Corbigny, Clamecy, Cosne and La Charité; Nevers was the capital.
- 1800 : the nine districts were changed into four arrondissements: Nevers, Château-Chinon, Clamecy and Cosne.
- 1926 : the arrondissement of Cosne was eliminated but in 1943 it became again an arrondissement of the department; later, its name was changed to Cosne-sur-Loire and, finally, Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.
- "Liste des arrondissement du département de la Nièvre" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/nomenclatures/cog/arrdep.asp?codedep=58. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- "Historique de la Nièvre" (in French). Le SPLAF. http://splaf.free.fr/58his.html. Retrieved 7 October 2014.