Location of Hauts-de-Seine in France
|o President of the Departmental Council||Patrick Devedjian (LR)|
|o Total||176 km2 (68 sq mi)|
|o Density||9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Hauts-de-Seine (French: [o d(?) s?n] ; literally "Seine Heights") is a department of France located in the region of Île-de-France. It is part of the Grand Paris as it covers the western inner suburbs of Paris. With a population of 1,603,268 (as of 2016) and a total area of 176 square kilometres (68 square miles), it is the second-most highly densely populated department of France. Hauts-de-Seine is best known for containing the modern office, theatre and shopping complex La Défense. Its inhabitants are called Altoséquanais.
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 (literal translation: "little crown") and are together with the City of Paris included in the Greater Paris since 1 January 2016.
Hauts-de-Seine has a general council of which members are called general councillors. The general council is the deliberative organ of the department. The general councilors are elected by the inhabitants of the departement for a 6-years term. The general council is ruled by a president.
The Hauts-de-Seine department was created in 1968, from parts of the former départements of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. Its creation reflected the implementation of a law passed in 1964, and Nanterre had already been selected as the prefecture for the new department early in 1965.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, 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 Hauts-de-Seine General Council, Charles Pasqua, and other personalities of the RPR party. (See corruption scandals in the Paris region.)
Hauts-de-Seine was the political base of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic from 2007 to 2012. He was previously the Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine (1983-2002) and President of the Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine (2004-2007). He succeeded Charles Pasqua as Departmental Council President.
|Hauts-de-Seine's 1st constituency||Elsa Faucillon||French Communist Party|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 2nd constituency||Adrien Taquet||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 3rd constituency||Christine Hennion||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 4th constituency||Isabelle Florennes||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 5th constituency||Céline Calvez||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 6th constituency||Constance Le Grip||The Republicans|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 7th constituency||Jacques Marilossian||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 8th constituency||Jacques Maire||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 9th constituency||Thierry Solère||The Republicans|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 10th constituency||Gabriel Attal||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 11th constituency||Laurianne Rossi||La République En Marche!|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 12th constituency||Jean-Louis Bourlanges||MoDem|
|Hauts-de-Seine's 13th constituency||Frédérique Dumas||La République En Marche!|
Population development since 1881:
Paris seen from the Parc de Saint-Cloud