Haute-Savoie

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Haute-Savoie
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Coat of Arms de la Haute-Savoie


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Number 74
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Annecy
Subprefectures Bonneville
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Thonon-les-Bains
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 33rd
631 679
144 /km²
Area 4,388 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 34
Communes 294
President of the
general council
Ernest Nycollin (UMP)
Location
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Location of de XXX in France

Haute-Savoie is a French département, named "Upper Savoy" for its location in the Alps mountain range.

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History

Haute-Savoie is 1 of the 2 départements of the region of Savoy that was annexed by France on March 24, 1860, the other being Savoie. For history before 1860, details of the annexation and reasons for the current separatist movement in the départements, see Savoy.

Geography

Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy are located in Haute-Savoie. To the North, Haute-Savoie borders on Switzerland, with Geneva as the closest major town, and Lake Geneva. The town of Évian-les-Bains is the most famous town on the French shore of Lake Geneva, well-known around the world for its mineral water Evian. To the East, Haute-Savoie has a common border with Italy.

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