Last modified: 2016-11-12 by ivan sache
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Region: Auvergne-Rhô-Alpes (Rhô-Alpes until 2014)
Traditional province: Savoy (former Intendance of Annecy; Provinces of Chablais, Faucigny and Genevois)
Bordering departments: Ain, Savoie
Bordering countries: Italy (Region Aosta Valley), Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva and Valais)
Area: 4,388 km2
Population (2006): 696,255 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Bonneville, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Thonon-les-Bains
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 34 cantons, 294 communes.
The department is named ("Upper Savoy") after the former Duchy of Savoy, incorporated to France in 1860.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009