Place:Hauts-de-Seine, France

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NameHauts-de-Seine
Alt namesHauts-de-Seine departmentsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 492
TypeDépartement
Coordinates48.833°N 2.167°E
Located inFrance     (1968 - )
Also located inÎle-de-France, France    
See alsoSeine, Île-de-France, FranceParent
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Hauts-de-Seine (; literally "Seine Heights") is a department of France. It is part of the Île-de-France region, and covers the western inner suburbs of Paris. It is small and densely populated and contains the modern office, theatre, and shopping complex known as La Défense.

History

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The department of Hauts-de-Seine 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, 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.)

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