Haute-Loire

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Haute-Loire
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Coat of Arms de la Haute-Loire


Details
Information
Number43
RegionAuvergne
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay
SubprefectureBrioude
Yssingeaux
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 85th


209,113
42 /km²

Area4,977 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons35
Communes260
President of the
general council
Gérard Roche
Location
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Location of de la Haute-Loire in France

Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River.

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History

Haute-Loire was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Auvergne, Languedoc, and Lyonnais.

Geography

Haute-Loire is part of the current région of Auvergne and is surrounded by the departments of Loire, Ardèche, Lozère, Cantal, and Puy-de-Dôme.

The department covers the upper reaches of the Loire.

Demography

The inhabitants of the department are called Altiligériens.

External links

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