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Gate to Briançon
Hautes Alpes
Pole panorama of the Gate to the historic center of the city of Briançon in the French alps
Copyright: Michel Geven
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11128x5564
Taken: 03/05/2014
Uploaded: 06/05/2014
Updated: 27/05/2014
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Tags: gate; poort; bridge; historic; history; old; old city; alpen; alpine; alps; mountains; spring; pole panorama;
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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