Last modified: 2012-04-21 by ivan sache
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Flag of the department of Haut-Rhin - Image by Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 24 October 2009
Traditional province: Alsace
Bordering departments: Bas-Rhin, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort
Bordering countries: Germany (Federal State of Baden-Württemberg), Switzerland (Cantons of Basle-City, Basle-Land, Jura and Solothurn)
Area: 3,525 km2
Population (2005): 731,000 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Altkirch, Guebwiller, Mulhouse, Ribeauvillé, Thann
Subdivisions: 6 arrondissements, 31 cantons, 377 communes.
The department is named ("Upper-Rhine") after river Rhine.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009
According to Brian Timms, the Count of Alsace bore "Gules a bend argent between six crowns or" in a 15th century armorial.
Ivan Sache, 24 October 2009
Flag of the General Council of Haut-Rhin - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2009
The flag of the General Council of Haut- Rhin, white with the General Council's logo, is hoisted in front of the building of the General Council in Colmar.
The logo of the General Council of Haut-Rhin, adopted in 2005, shows a close-up of a photo of the department's flag, flanked by the writing "Conseil Général" (top) and "Haut-Rhin" (bottom), in blue letters.
Pascal Vagnat, 8 November 2009