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Hauts-de-Seine
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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.

Geography[edit | edit source]

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").

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Administration[edit | edit source]

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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
  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

History[edit | edit source]

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.)

Economy[edit | edit source]

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.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Place of birth of residents[edit | edit source]

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