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Modern Haute-Savoie is divided into four (4) administrative subdivisions (French: arrondissements):<br>  
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The [[http://www.cg74.fr/ Conseil Général de la Haute-Savoie]] is the central legislative and administrative body for the department. It is responsible for, among other services, the [[http://archives.cg74.fr/ Archives départementales de la Haute-Savoie]] (the Departmental Archive of Upper Savoy). <br><br>
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Modern Haute-Savoie is divided into four (4) arrondissements (administrative subdivisions):<br>  
  
 
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*The modern departments of Haute Savoie and Savoie comprise the "Pays de Savoie" (Savoy).
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*The County of Savoy was part of the first Burgundian kingdom, then the kingdom of Arles and then the Holy Roman Empire.
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*In 1416 the county was raised in status to the Duchy of Savoy comprising parts of modern France (Savoie, Haute-Savoie and the port of Nice), Switzerland (cantons of Geneva and Vaud), and Italy (Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont and part of Liguria).
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*In the 16th century, Savoy was an Italian state and, after 1713, part of the kingdom of Sardinia.
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*In 1792 France annexed Savoy; in 1815 its territory was returned to Sardinia; in 1860 it was ceded to France by the Treaty of Turin.
  
 
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*[http://www.sabaudia.org Archives Départementales]  
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*[http://www.sabaudia.org History, heritage, archives of Savoy] (in French)
 
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=74 Haute-Savoie Francegenweb]  
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~communes/liste.php?dept=74 Gazetteer for Haute-Savoie]
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~communes/liste.php?dept=74 Gazetteer for Haute-Savoie]

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Haute-Savoie (English: Upper Savoy) is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. It borders both Switzerland and Italy.

Jurisdictions

The [Conseil Général de la Haute-Savoie] is the central legislative and administrative body for the department. It is responsible for, among other services, the [Archives départementales de la Haute-Savoie] (the Departmental Archive of Upper Savoy).

Modern Haute-Savoie is divided into four (4) arrondissements (administrative subdivisions):

  • Annecy
  • Bonneville
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
  • Thonon-les-Bains

In turn, these are further divided into 34 cantons and then into 294 communes.

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  • The modern departments of Haute Savoie and Savoie comprise the "Pays de Savoie" (Savoy).
  • The County of Savoy was part of the first Burgundian kingdom, then the kingdom of Arles and then the Holy Roman Empire.
  • In 1416 the county was raised in status to the Duchy of Savoy comprising parts of modern France (Savoie, Haute-Savoie and the port of Nice), Switzerland (cantons of Geneva and Vaud), and Italy (Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont and part of Liguria).
  • In the 16th century, Savoy was an Italian state and, after 1713, part of the kingdom of Sardinia.
  • In 1792 France annexed Savoy; in 1815 its territory was returned to Sardinia; in 1860 it was ceded to France by the Treaty of Turin.

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