Hauts-de-Seine

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Hauts-de-Seine

Hauts-de-Seine (ōt-də-sĕn), department (1990 pop. 1,393,400), N central France, W of Paris. Nanterre is the capital.
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Hauts-De-Seine

 

a department in France, located in the western part of the Paris metropolitan area. Area, 175 sq km; population, 1.5 million (1973). Its capital is Nanterre. More than 45 percent of the labor force was employed in industry in 1968. Industries include large-scale machine building, automotive and aircraft assembly, and electrical engineering. The Renault plant in Boulogne-Billancourt is one of the major industrial enterprises of the region. There are also rare metals metallurgical and chemical plants. Gennevilliers, the main port serving Paris, is located in Hauts-de-Seine, as is the new commercial center at the Place de la Défense.

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Hauts-de-Seine

a department of N central France, in Île-de-France region just west of Paris: formed in 1964. Capital: Nanterre. Pop.: 1 470 706 (2003 est.). Area: 175 sq. km (68 sq. miles)
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