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Haut-Rhin (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-10-22 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 68
Region: Alsace
Traditional province: Alsace
Bordering departments: Bas-Rhin, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort
Bordering countries: Germany (Federal State of Baden-Württemberg), Switzerland (cantons of Basle-City, Basle-Land, Jura and Solothurn)

Area: 3,525 km2
Population (1995): 695,700 inhabitants

Préfecture: Colmar
Sous-préfectures: Altkirch, Guebwiller, Mulhouse, Ribeauvillé, Thann
Subdivisions: 6 arrondissements, 31 cantons, 377 communes.

The department is named ("Upper-Rhine") after the river Rhin.
The department is made of Upper-Alsace, to which the former Republic of Mulhouse was incorporated in 1792.

Use of lfags in the department

The department uses the banner of arms of Upper-Alsace (Haute-Alsace).

The General Council does not have a specific flag and uses the flag of the department.

Pascal Vagnat, 23 February 1999