Hautes-Alpes


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Hautes-Alpes

(ōt-zälp), department (1990 pop. 114,200), SE France, mainly in DauphinéDauphiné
, region and former province, SE France, bordering on Italy. It is now divided into three departments, Haute-Alpes, Isère, and Drôme. In the east the Alps culminate in the Barre des Écrins; their magnificent scenery attracts many tourists.
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, bordering on Italy. GapGap
, city (1990 pop. 35,647), capital of Hautes-Alpes dept., SE France, on the Luye River at the foot of the Dauphiné Alps. A center for tourism, Gap is an agricultural market that manufactures clothing, wood products, and construction materials. Founded by Augustus c.
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 is the capital.

Hautes-Alpes

a department of SE France in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Capital: Gap. Pop.: 126 810 (2003 est.). Area: 5643 sq. km (2201 sq. miles)
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Lawrence Walker, a 21-year-old from Shelley, was killed as he climbed the north face of the Ailefroide mountain in the Hautes-Alpes, southeastern France, last July.
A Foreign Office spokesman said the crash happened on the border of the Isere and Hautes-Alpes departments.
For example, you will find 31 ski resorts within an hour of Gap in the Hautes-Alpes.
Witnesses said the accident in the heart of the popular Hautes-Alpes region happened in clear conditions.
The 21-year-old was killed as he climbed the north face of the Ailefroide mountain in the Hautes-Alpes, southeastern France, last July.
Olivier had been hit by a car in the Hautes-Alpes region of southern France and even another driver who accompanied him home had not realised he had lost an arm.
Contract notice: Cleaning tunnels and covered cuts in the departments of bouche-du-rhone (13) hautes-alpes (05) and alpes-de-haute-provence (04) of the road network in the dirmed.
The inquest at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court heard how a rock 'as big as a grown man' struck the 21-year-old as he scaled Ailefroide mountain in the Hautes-Alpes in France.