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Haut-Rhin (France)

LC control no.n 80013632
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingHaut-Rhin (France)
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Geographic subdivision usageFrance--Haut-Rhin
Variant(s)Owerelsàss (France)
See alsoMont-Terrible (France)
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Belfort (France : Territory)
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Beginning date1790
Associated countryFrance
Found inGeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 48°00ʹ00ʺN 007°20ʹ00ʺE)
Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2014 (Haut-Rhin; Alsatian: Owerelsàss; department in the Alsace region of France, named after the Rhine river. Its name means Upper Rhine. Haut-Rhin is the smaller and less populated of the two departments of Alsace, although it is still densely populated compared to the rest of France. Haut-Rhin is one of the original 83 departments, created during the French Revolution, on 4 March 1790. Its boundaries have been modified many times: in 1798, it absorbed Mulhouse, formerly a free city, and the last Swiss enclave in the south of Alsace; 1800, it absorbed the whole département of Mont-Terrible; 1814, it lost the territories which had been part of Mont-Terrible, which were returned to Switzerland, except for the old principality of Montbéliard; 1816, it lost Montbéliard, which was transferred to the département of Doubs;1871, it was mostly annexed by Germany (Treaty of Frankfurt). The remaining French part formed the Territoire de Belfort in 1922; 1919, it was reverted to France (Treaty of Versailles) but remains administratively separated from Belfort. 1940, it was annexed de facto by Nazi Germany. 1944, it was recovered by France)
Geographic area codee-fr---
Associated languagefre