Haut-Rhin

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Haut-Rhin (French pronunciation: [oʁɛ̃]; Alsatian: Owerelsàss) is a département of the Alsace region of France, named after the Rhine river. Its name means Upper Rhine. Haut-Rhin is the smaller and less populated of the two departements of Alsace, although is still densely populated compared to the rest of France.

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Subdivisions

The department consists of the following arrondissements:

History

Haut-Rhin is one of the original 83 départements, created during the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 through the application of the law of December 22, 1789 in respect of the southern half of the province of Alsace (Haute-Alsace).

Its boundaries have been modified many times:

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