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Haute-Loire (Department, France)

Last modified: 2016-11-12 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 43
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Auvergne until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Auvergne, Languedoc, Lyonnais
Bordering departments: Ardèche, Cantal, Loire, Lozère, Puy-de-Dôme

Area: 4,977 km2
Population (2006): 219,484 inhabitants

Préfecture: Le Puy
Sous-préfectures: Brioude, Yssingeaux
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 260 communes.

The department is named ("Upper Loire") after river Loire (1,020 km).

Ivan Sache, 12 November 2009