Le canton d'hier à aujourd'hui : étude cartographique d'un maillage

Abstract : Between 1800 and 1999, the number of canton passes from 3043 to 3694 cantons. At the same time, the average surface of these districts passes from 178 to 48 km2. If we accumulate all the modifications which know the cantonal limits during these two hundred years we find more than 3000. The canton is thus an eminently changeable district, what allows to return on the image of fixedness which is attached to it. Maps present the set of these transformations. Beyond these results, the survey presented here aimed at understanding better the spatial nature of the modifications which affect the cantonal weft, as long within the framework of a relation in the big balances of the national territory, that in that of the relationship in the other level of district, or in that of the relations between the city and the countryside.
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Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier, Nicolas Verdier. Le canton d'hier à aujourd'hui : étude cartographique d'un maillage. Yann Lagadec, Jean Le Bihan, jean-François Tanguy. Le canton, un territoire du quotidien, Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.281-295, 2009, Histoire. ⟨halshs-00391699⟩



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