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.
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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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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.