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Upper Savoy
Haute-Savoie
Department

Coat of arms
Location of Haute-Savoie in France
Coordinates: 46°00′N 06°20′E / 46°N 6.333°E / 46; 6.333Coordinates: 46°00′N 06°20′E / 46°N 6.333°E / 46; 6.333
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Annecy
Subprefectures Bonneville
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
Thonon-les-Bains
Government
 • President of the General Council Christian Monteil (DVD)
Area1
 • Total 4,388 km2 (1,694 sq mi)
Elevation2 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Highest elevation 4,810.40 m (15,782.15 ft)
Lowest elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 725,794
 • Rank 31rd
 • Density 165.404/km2 (428.40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 74
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 34
Communes 294

^1  French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2
^2  Inventaire forestier départemental, IIIe inventaire 1998

Haute-Savoie is a French department. It is in the Alps. Its name in English is Upper Savoy. The area has Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe; Lake Annecy, the second biggest lake in France; Lake Geneva, a big lake between France and Switzerland; and the Mont Blanc Tunnel, a road tunnel between France and Italy.