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Alpes (Hautes) is a department in the southeastern part of France. It's name comes from the Alps mountain range where it is located. It is one of the original departments created during the French Revolution.
Getting started with Alpes (Hautes) research
The Archive of the Department of Hautes Alpes has put the following records online:
Hautes-Alpes is one of the original 83 Departments, it consists of the former province Dauphiné and the north of Provence. With only 177 communes it is very sparse populated.
The Hautes-Alpes are divided into 2 Arrondissements (districts) Gap and Briançon and 30 cantons:
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