Subprefectures in France

In France, a subprefecture (French: sous-préfecture) is the administrative center of a departmental arrondissement that does not contain the prefecture for its department. The term also applies to the building that houses the administrative headquarters for an arrondissement.

The civil servant in charge of a subprefecture is the subprefect, assisted by a general secretary. Between May 1982 and February 1988, subprefects were known instead by the title commissaire adjoint de la République.

Where the administration of an arrondissement is carried out from a prefecture, the general secretary to the prefect carries out duties equivalent to those of the subprefect.

The municipal arrondissements of Paris, Lyon, and Marseille are divisions of the city (or commune) rather than the prefecture, and so are not arrondissements in the same sense.

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A subprefecture in Verdun, Meuse
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A subprefecture in Langon, Gironde

See also

Albertville

Albertville (French pronunciation: [albɛʁvil] (listen); Arpitan: Arbèrtvile) is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The town is best known for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Argelès-Gazost

Argelès-Gazost (pronounced [aʁʒlɛs ɡaˈzɔst]; Occitan: Argelèrs de Gasòst) is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in southwestern France.

The Pyrénées Animal Park is located in Argelès-Gazost.

Bonneville, Haute-Savoie

Bonneville (French pronunciation: ​[bɔn.vil]; Arpitan: Bônavela) is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Château-Gontier-sur-Mayenne

Château-Gontier-sur-Mayenne (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑto ɡɔ̃tje]) is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. It was established on 1 January 2019 by merger of the former communes of Château-Gontier (the seat), Azé and Saint-Fort.

Château-Salins

Château-Salins (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑto salɛ̃]; German: Salzburg, from 1941–44 Salzburgen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Châteaulin

Châteaulin (French: [ʃɑ.to.lɛ̃]; Breton: Kastellin) is a commune in the Finistère department and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Châtellerault

Châtellerault (pronounced [ʃa.tɛl.ʁo]) is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. It is located in the northeast of the former province Poitou, and the residents are called Châtelleraudais.

Coutouvre

Coutouvre is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

It lies about 90 km (56 mi) northwest of Lyon.

Figeac

Figeac (French pronunciation: ​[fiʒak]; Occitan: Fijac) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. Figeac is a sub-prefecture of the department.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses

L'Haÿ-les-Roses (pronounced [la.i le ʁoz]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) from the centre of Paris. L'Haÿ-les-Roses is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses owes the second part of its name to a famous rose garden located there.

La Châtre

La Châtre (French pronunciation: ​[la ʃɑtʁ]) is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

Le Blanc

Le Blanc (French pronunciation: ​[lə blɑ̃]) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Indre department in central France.

Mayenne, Mayenne

Mayenne (French pronunciation: ​[majɛn]) is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It is situated on the river Mayenne.

Nérac

Nérac (French pronunciation: ​[neʁak]; Occitan: Nerac) is a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The composer and organist Louis Raffy was born in Nérac, as well as the former Arsenal and Bordeaux footballer Marouane Chamakh.

Pontivy

Pontivy (French pronunciation: ​[pɔ̃tivi]; Breton: Pondi) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France. It lies at the confluence of the river Blavet and the Canal de Nantes à Brest.

Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales

Prades (French pronunciation: ​[pʁad]; Catalan: Prada de Conflent [ˈpɾaðə ðə kumˈflen]) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. It is the capital of the historical Conflent comarca. Its inhabitants are called Pradéens/Pradéennes in French, and Pradencs/Pradenques in Catalan.

Romorantin-Lanthenay

Romorantin-Lanthenay (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔmɔʁɑ̃tɛ̃ lɑ̃tənɛ]) is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department in central France.

Val de Briey

Val de Briey (French pronunciation: ​[val də bʁijɛ]) is a commune in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, northeastern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Briey (the seat), Mancieulles and Mance.

Yssingeaux

Yssingeaux (French pronunciation: ​[isɛ̃ʒo]; Occitan: Sinjau) is a commune and sous-préfecture in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

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