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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Coat of Arms of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Details
Information
Number04
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
PrefectureDigne-les-Bains
SubprefecturesBarcelonnette
Castellane
Forcalquier
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 94th
139,561
20 /kmò
Area6,925 kmò
Arrondissementss4
Cantons30
Communes200
President of the
general council
XX
Location
Location of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a French département. Located in the south of France, it was formerly part of the province of Provence.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Arrondissements and cantons
4 Economy
5 Demographics
6 Culture
7 Miscellaneous topics
8 External links

History

Geography

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a mountainous region with peaks over 8,000 feet. The climate is very dry and arid that allows for a prosperous fruit growing industry.

It borders the Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Var, Vaucluse and Drôme départements, as well as Italy.

Rivers include: Durance, Verdon, Bléone, Ubaye, Var, Buëch, Jabron, Largue.

Arrondissements and cantons

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is subdivided into 4 arrondissements, 30 cantonss and 200 communes.

ArrondissementCanton# of communes
BarcelonnetteBarcelonnette11
Le Lauzet-Ubaye5
CastellaneAllos-Colmars6
Annot7
Castellane7
Entrevaux6
Saint-André-les-Alpes6
Digne-les-BainsBarrême8
Digne-les-Bains-Est4
Digne-les-Bains-Ouest10
La Javie6
Les Mées6
Mézel8
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie3
Riez9
Seyne8
Valensole4
ForcalquierBanon9
Forcalquier10
Manosque-Nord3
Manosque-Sud-Est3
Manosque-Sud-Ouest3
La Motte-du-Caire13
Noyers-sur-Jabron7
Peyruis4
Reillanne8
Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues8
Sisteron5
Turriers7
Volonne9


See also: Communes of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département

External links



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