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Hauts-de-Seine

French depairtment

Hauts-de-Seine (pronounced [o.də.sɛn]; literally "Seine Hichts") is designatit number 92 o the 101 départements in Fraunce. It is pairt o the Île-de-France region, an covers the wastren inner suburbs o Paris. It is sma an densely populatit an contains the modren office, theatre an shoppin complex kent as La Défense.

Hauts-de-Seine
Coat o airms o Hauts-de-Seine
Coat o airms
Location o Hauts-de-Seine in Fraunce
Location o Hauts-de-Seine in Fraunce
Coordinates: 48°50′N 02°12′E / 48.833°N 2.200°E / 48.833; 2.200
KintraFraunce
RegionÎle-de-France
PrefecturNanterre
SubprefectursAntony
Boulogne-
Billancourt
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilPatrick Devedjian (UMP)
Area
 • Total176 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population
 (1 Jan 2006 estimate)
 • Tot1,536,100
 • Rank5t
 • Density8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment number92
Arrondissements3
Cantons45
Communes36
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

GeographyEedit

Hauts-de-Seine an twa ither sma départements, Seine-Saint-Denis an Val-de-Marne, form a ring aroond Paris, kent as the Petite Couronne (i.e. "little croun").

 

AdmeenistrationEedit

HistoryEedit

The depairtment o Hauts-de-Seine wis creatit in 1968, frae pairts o the umwhile départements o Seine an Seine-et-Oise. Its creation reflectit the implementation o a law passed in 1964, an Nanterre haed awready been selectit as the prefectur for the new depairtment early in 1965.

In the 1990s an early 2000s, the Hauts-de-Seine receivit naitional attention as the result o a corruption scandal concernin the misuise o public funds providit for the depairtment's hoosin projects. Implicated wur umwhile meenister an umwhile Preses o the general cooncil o the Hauts-de-Seine, Charles Pasqua, an ither personalities o the RPR pairty. (See corruption scandals in the Paris region.)

EconomyEedit

Hauts-de-Seine is Fraunce's seicont walthiest département (ahint Paris) an ane o Europe's richest auries. Its GDP per caipita wis € 62,374 in 2003, accordin tae INSEE offeecial figures.

DemographicsEedit

Place o birth o residentsEedit

Place of birth of residents of Hauts-de-Seine in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
80.6% 19.4%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
1.5% 3.5% 3.8% 10.6%
¹This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Freemit airtinsEedit