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Hauts-de-Seine
—  Department  —
Blason département fr Hauts-de-Seine.svg
Coat of arms
Hauts-de-Seine-Position.svg
Location of Hauts-de-Seine in France
Coordinates: 48°50′N 02°12′E / 48.833, 2.2Coordinates: 48°50′N 02°12′E / 48.833, 2.2
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Prefecture Nanterre
Subprefectures Antony
Boulogne-
Billancourt
Government
 • President of the General Council Patrick Devedjian (UMP)
Area1
 • Total 176 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population (Jan 1, 2006 estimate)
 • Total 1,536,100
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 92
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 45
Communes 36
^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Hauts-de-Seine (92) (literally "Seine Heights") is a département in France. It is part of the region of Île-de-France region, and covers the western inner suburbs of Paris. It is small and densely populated and contains the modern office, theatre and shopping complex known as La Défense.

GeographyEdit

Hauts-de-Seine and two other small départements, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, form a ring around Paris, known as the Petite Couronne (i.e. "inner ring").

Petite couronne

AdministrationEdit

Administrative map 92

Hauts-de-Seine is made up of three departmental arrondissements and 36 communes:

Arrondissement of
Antony
Arrondissement of
Boulogne-Billancourt
Arrondissement of
Nanterre
  1. Antony
  2. Châtenay-Malabry
  3. Sceaux
  4. Bourg-la-Reine
  5. Bagneux
  6. Fontenay-aux-Roses
  7. Le Plessis-Robinson
  8. Clamart
  9. Châtillon
  10. Montrouge
  11. Malakoff
  12. Vanves
  1. Issy-les-Moulineaux
  2. Boulogne-Billancourt
  3. Meudon
  4. Sèvres
  5. Chaville
  6. Ville-d'Avray
  7. Saint-Cloud
  8. Marnes-la-Coquette
  9. Vaucresson </td>
  1. Garches
  2. Rueil-Malmaison
  3. Suresnes
  4. Puteaux
  5. Nanterre
  6. Colombes
  7. La Garenne-Colombes
  8. Bois-Colombes
  9. Courbevoie
  10. Neuilly-sur-Seine
  11. Levallois-Perret
  12. Clichy
  13. Asnières-sur-Seine
  14. Gennevilliers
  15. Villeneuve-la-Garenne </td> </tr> </table>

    HistoryEdit

    The department of Hauts-de-Seine was created in 1968, from parts of the former départements of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. It's creation reflected the implementation of a law passed in 1964, and Nanterre had already been selected as the prefecture for the new department early in 1965.

    In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Hauts-de-Seine received national attention as the result of a corruption scandal concerning the misuse of public funds provided for the department's housing projects. Implicated were former minister and former President of the general council of the Hauts-de-Seine, Charles Pasqua, and other personalities of the RPR party. (See corruption scandals in the Paris region.)

    EconomyEdit

    Hauts-de-Seine is France's second wealthiest département (behind Paris) and one of Europe's richest areas. Its GDP per capita was € 62,374 in 2003, according to INSEE official figures.

    DemographicsEdit

    Place of birth of residentsEdit

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