Hauts-de-Seine

Hauts-de-Seine

[oh-duh-sen]
Hauts-de-Seine, department (1990 pop. 1,393,400), N central France, W of Paris. Nanterre is the capital.

Hauts-de-Seine (92) (literally "Seine Heights") is a département in France. It is part of the Île-de-France region, and forms part of the western suburbs of Paris. It is small and densely populated and contains the modern office, theatre and shopping complex known as La Défense with its Grande Arche.

Geography

Hauts-de-Seine and two other small départements, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, form a ring around Paris, known as the petite couronne (i.e. "inner ring").

Administration

Hauts-de-Seine is made up of 3 departmental arrondissements and 36 communes:

 
 
 
Arrondissement of
Antony
Arrondissement of
Boulogne-Billancourt
Arrondissement of
Nanterre

  1. Antony
  2. Châtenay-Malabry
  3. Sceaux
  4. Bourg-la-Reine
  5. Bagneux
  6. Fontenay-aux-Roses
  7. Le Plessis-Robinson
  8. Clamart
  9. Châtillon
  10. Montrouge
  11. Malakoff
  12. Vanves

  1. Issy-les-Moulineaux
  2. Boulogne-Billancourt
  3. Meudon
  4. Sèvres
  5. Chaville
  6. Ville-d'Avray
  7. Saint-Cloud
  8. Marnes-la-Coquette
  9. Vaucresson
  1. Garches
  2. Rueil-Malmaison
  3. Suresnes
  4. Puteaux
  5. Nanterre
  6. Colombes
  7. La Garenne-Colombes
  8. Bois-Colombes
  9. Courbevoie
  10. Neuilly-sur-Seine
  11. Levallois-Perret
  12. Clichy
  13. Asnières-sur-Seine
  14. Gennevilliers
  15. Villeneuve-la-Garenne

History

The department of Hauts-de-Seine was created in 1968, from parts of the former départements of Seine and Seine-et-Oise.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Hauts-de-Seine received national attention as the result of a corruption scandal concerning the misuse of public funds provided for the department's housing projects. Implicated were former minister and former President of the general council of the Hauts-de-Seine, Charles Pasqua, and other personalities of the RPR party. (See corruption scandals in the Paris region.)

Economy

Hauts-de-Seine is France's second wealthiest département (behind Paris) and one of Europe's richest areas. Its GDP per capita was € 62,374 in 2003, according to INSEE official figures.

Demographics

Immigration

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