Hautes-Alpes

Hautes-Alpes
Department
Prefecture building of the Hautes-Alpes department, in Gap
Prefecture building of the Hautes-Alpes department, in Gap
Flag of Hautes-Alpes
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Hautes-Alpes in France
Location of Hautes-Alpes in France
Coordinates: 44°40′N 6°20′E / 44°40′N 6°20′E / 44.667; 6.333CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeFR-05
Arrondissements2
Cantons15
www.hautes-alpes.fr

Hautes-Alpes (Occitan: Auts Aups) is a department in southeastern France, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It is named after the Alps mountain range and its prefecture (capital) is Gap.

History

Map of Hautes-Alpes.

The department of the Hautes-Alpes was one of the 83 original departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with the southeastern part of the old province of the Dauphiné.

It was divided in four districts: Briançon, Embrun, Gap and Serres, with Chorges as its capital but during that same year the capital was moved to Gap.[4]

In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the four districts were changed into three arrondissements: Gap, Briançon and Embrun.[4]

On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Embrun was eliminated.[4]

After the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the department was occupied by troops from Austria and of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

During World War II, the department was occupied by the fascist Italy.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Hautes-Alpes
aragonés: Altos Alpes
arpetan: Hôtes-Ârpes
Bân-lâm-gú: Hautes-Alpes
беларуская: Верхнія Альпы
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Верхнія Альпы
български: Отз Алп
brezhoneg: Alpoù-Uhel
català: Alts Alps
Чӑвашла: Тури Альп
Cebuano: Hautes-Alpes
čeština: Hautes-Alpes
Cymraeg: Hautes-Alpes
davvisámegiella: Hautes-Alpes
English: Hautes-Alpes
español: Altos Alpes
Esperanto: Hautes-Alpes
euskara: Alpe Garaiak
فارسی: اوت-آلپ
français: Hautes-Alpes
Gàidhlig: Hautes-Alpes
galego: Altos Alpes
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Sông Alpes-sén
한국어: 오트잘프주
հայերեն: Վերին Ալպեր
Bahasa Indonesia: Hautes-Alpes
italiano: Alte Alpi
Kapampangan: Hautes-Alpes
ქართული: ზემო ალპები
Kiswahili: Hautes-Alpes
latviešu: Augšalpi
Lëtzebuergesch: Departement Hautes-Alpes
Limburgs: Hautes-Alpes
lumbaart: Hautes-Alpes
magyar: Hautes-Alpes
Malagasy: Hautes-Alpes
मराठी: ऑत-आल्प
Bahasa Melayu: Hautes-Alpes
Nederlands: Hautes-Alpes
norsk nynorsk: Hautes-Alpes
occitan: Auts Aups
Plattdüütsch: Hautes-Alpes
polski: Alpy Wysokie
português: Altos Alpes
română: Hautes-Alpes
slovenčina: Hautes-Alpes
slovenščina: Hautes-Alpes
српски / srpski: Горњи Алпи
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Hautes-Alpes
svenska: Hautes-Alpes
Türkçe: Hautes-Alpes
українська: Верхні Альпи
Tiếng Việt: Hautes-Alpes
Volapük: Hautes-Alpes
Winaray: Hautes-Alpes