1,428,881|pop_date=Jan.1, 2006 estimate
-March 8, 1999 census|pop_rank=6th|density=8,705
Hauts-de-Seine (92) (literally "
SeineHeights") 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".
Hauts-de-Seine and two other small départements,
Seine-Saint-Denisand Val-de-Marne, form a ring around Paris, known as the "petite couronne" (i.e. "inner ring").
Vanves Issy-les-Moulineaux Boulogne-Billancourt Meudon Sèvres Chaville Ville-d'Avray Saint-Cloud Marnes-la-Coquette Vaucresson Garches Rueil-Malmaison Suresnes Puteaux Nanterre Colombes La Garenne-Colombes Bois-Colombes Courbevoie Neuilly-sur-Seine Levallois-Perret
Asnières-sur-Seine Gennevilliers Villeneuve-la-Garenne
The department of Hauts-de-Seine was created in 1968, from parts of the former départements of Seine and
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 councilof the Hauts-de-Seine, Charles Pasqua, and other personalities of the RPR party. (See corruption scandals in the Paris region.)
Hauts-de-Seine is France's second wealthiest département (behind Paris) and one of
Europe's richest areas. Its GDPper capita was € 62,374 in 2003, according to INSEEofficial figures.
* [http://www.hauts-de-seine.net/portal/site/hds Website of the General council]
* [http://www.hauts-de-seine.pref.gouv.fr/ Prefecture website]
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