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Hautes-Pyrénées (Department, France)

Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 65
Region: Midi-Pyrénées
Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Haute-Garonne, Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Bordering country: Spain (Autonomous Community of Aragon [Province of Huesca], Autonomous Community of Catalonia [Province of Lleida])

Area: 4,464 km2
Population (2008): 234,666 inhabitants

Préfecture: Tarbes
Sous-préfectures: Argelès-Gazost, Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 34 cantons, 474 communes.

The department is named ("Upper Pyrenees") after the Pyrénées mountains.

Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009