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Grand Rue
Hautes Alpes
Copyright: Uwe Buecher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7200x3600
Taken: 23/06/2008
Uploaded: 04/03/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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More About Hautes Alpes

The department is surrounded by the following French departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie. Italy borders it on the east. Hautes-Alpes is located in the Alps mountain range. The average elevations is over 1000 m, and the highest elevation is over 4000 m. The only three sizable towns are Gap, Briançon, and Embrun, which was the subprefecture until 1926. The third highest commune in all of Europe is the village of Saint-Véran. Gap and Briançon are the highest prefecture and subprefecture in France. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hautes-Alpes