Haute-Saône


Haute-Saône
Haute-Saône
—  Department  —

Coat of arms
Location of Haute-Saône in France
Coordinates: 47°35′N 06°00′E / 47.583°N 6°E / 47.583; 6Coordinates: 47°35′N 06°00′E / 47.583°N 6°E / 47.583; 6
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Prefecture Vesoul
Subprefectures Lure
Government
 – President of the General Council Yves Krattinger
Area1
 – Total 5,360 km2 (2,069.5 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 – Total 229,732
 – Rank 82nd
 – Density 42.9/km2 (111/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 70
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 32
Communes 545
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Haute-Saône (Hiôta-Sona in Arpitan language) is a French department of the Franche-Comté (Franche-Comtât) région, named after the Saône River.

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Administration

History

The department was created in the early years of the French Revolution through the application of a law dated 22 December 1789, from part of the former province of Franche-Comté. The frontiers of the new department corresponded approximately to those of the old Bailiwick of Amont.

Geography

Haute-Saône is part of the Franche-Comté region.

Neighbouring departments are Côte-d'Or to the west, Haute-Marne to the north-west, Vosges to the north, Territoire de Belfort to the east, Doubs to the south and east and Jura to south.

Haute-Saône is divided into 32 cantons

Te department can be presented as a transitional territory positioned between several of the more depressed departments of eastern France and the so called Blue Banana zone characterised, in recent decades by relatively powerful economic growth.

Economy

The department is overwhelmingly rural, despite the area having been at the forefront of industrialisation in the eighteenth century. The industrial tradition endures, but industrial businesses tend to be on a small scale. In 2006 employment by economic sector was reported as follows[1]:

* Agriculture 4,919 employees
* Construction 4,504 employees
* Industrial sector 18,747 employees
* Service sector 44,865 employees

Demographics

Population Changes between 1872 and 2005 (source:INSEE). The baseline on this graph is set at 200,000 people, and the increments represented by the horizontal grid lines are of 10,000.

In common with many rural departments in France, Haute-Saône has experienced a savage reduction in population, from nearly 350,000 in the middle of the nineteenth century to barely 200,000 on the eve of the Second World War, as people migrated to newly industrialising population centres, often outside Metropolitan France.

During the second half of the twentieth century the mass mobility conferred by the surge in automobile ownership permitted some recovery of the population figure to approximately 234,000 in 2004.

The rural nature of the department is highlighted by the absence of large towns and cities. Even the department's capital, Vesoul, still had a population below 20,000 in 2010.

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

See also

References

External links


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