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Hautes-Alpes (France)

LC control no.n 81022471
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingHautes-Alpes (France)
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Geographic subdivision usageFrance--Hautes-Alpes
Variant(s)Alpes, Hautes- (France)
Auts Aups (France)
See alsoDauphiné (France)
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Beginning date17900304
Associated countryFrance
Found inGeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 44°40ʹ00ʺN 006°30ʹ00ʺE)
Wikipedia, March 12, 2013 (Hautes-Alpes (Occitan: Auts Aups) is a department in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range. Hautes-Alpes is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It consists of the southeast of the former province of Dauphiné and the north of Provence. The department is surrounded by the departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie. Italy borders it on the east)
Associated languagefre