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Haut-Rhin

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Haut-Rhin
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Coat of Arms du Haut-Rhin


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Number 68
Region Alsace
Prefecture Colmar
Subprefectures Altkirch
Guebwiller
Mulhouse
Ribeauvillé
Thann
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 29th
708,025
201 /km²
Area 3,525 km²
Arrondissements 6
Cantons 31
Communes 377
President of the
general council
Charles Buttner
Location
Location of du Haut-Rhin in France

Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river.

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History

The département was created during the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 by application of the law of December 22, 1789 on the southern half of the province of Alsace (Haute-Alsace).

Its boundaries were modified many times:

Geography

Haut-Rhin is bordered by the Rhine River on the east and the Vosges Mountains on the west. In the middle lies a fertile plain. The climate is semi-continental.

Economy

Haut-Rhin is one of the richest french départements. Mulhouse is the seat of a Peugeot automobile factory, manufacturing the 106 and 206 models. The lowest unemployment rates in all France can be found in the southern Sundgau region (around 2 percent). The countryside is marked by hills. A lot of Haut-Rhinois are working in Switzerland, especially in the chemical industries of Basel, but prefer stay in France for its cheaper cost of living.

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