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 of Hautes-Alpes
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; 6.333 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Hautes-Alpes (French pronunciation: ​[ot.z‿alp]; Occitan: Auts Aups, "Upper Alps") is a department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in southeastern France named after the Alps mountain range.

History

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.

At the time when the department was created, the two mountain communes of La Grave and Villar-d'Arêne successfully campaigned to be included in Hautes-Alpes and not in the neighbouring department of Isère to which they had originally been assigned. This was because they hoped to benefit from the relative autonomy and certain fiscal privileges enjoyed by the region since the fourteenth century under the terms of the Statute of the Briançon Escartons.

Napoleon passed through Gap when he returned to reclaim France after his exile on Elba using what is now known as Route Napoléon.

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
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
Simple English: 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