Arrondissement in France

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Subdivisions of France
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Departmental level
Départements
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Arrondissement level
Arrondissements
Cantonal level
Cantons
Intercommunal level
Communautés urbaines
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Communautés de communes
Syndicats d'agglomération nouvelle
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Pays d'outre-mer
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Clipperton Island

The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements.

The capital of an arrondissement is called sous-préfecture. When an arrondissement contains the préfecture (capital) of the département, that préfecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a préfecture and as a sous-préfecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into cantons and communes.

The cities of Paris, Lyon and Marseille are also divided into municipal arrondissements, not to be confused with the arrondissements dealt with in this article.

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