Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
Keywords: hautes-pyrenees | midi-pyrenees |
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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
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