|Residents||163,915 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||24 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
|René Massette ( PS )|
Location of the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the
region d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Cote
coat of arms
The department was formed on March 4, 1790 from part of Provence .
Until 1970 the department was called Basses-Alpes , in German as Niederalpen or Nieder-Alpen .
The first round of the 2017 French presidential election took place on April 23, 2017 . The turnout in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was 80.79%. A total of 102,257 eligible voters cast their votes . Of the 99,713 valid votes, 24,463 elected the then chairman of the right-wing populist Front National , Marine Le Pen . 22,448 votes were cast for the presidential candidate of the La France insoumise party, Jean-Luc Mélenchon . The former Minister of Economic Affairs under President François Hollande, Emmanuel Macron , received 19,960 votes . François Fillon , who was Prime Minister of France from 2007 to 2012 , received 18,442 votes. 4983 votes received the French politician of the Socialist Party , Benoit Hamon . 4,860 voters elected the conservative-Gaullist politician Nicolas Dupont-Aignan . The politician Jean Lassalle received 1721 votes. The anti-capitalist politician and trade unionist Philippe Poutou received 1,178 votes . The President of the Union Populaire Républicaine , François Asselineau , received 932 votes. Nathalie Arthaud , spokeswoman for the Trotskyist French left party Lutte Ouvrière , received 521 votes. The politician Jacques Cheminade received 205 votes.
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department
- List of cantons in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department
- General Council of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Department (French)
- Prefecture of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (French)
- Lower Alps . In: Meyers Konversations-Lexikon . 4th edition. Volume 14, Verlag des Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig / Vienna 1885–1892, p. 629. - also already: Herders Conversations-Lexikon. Freiburg im Breisgau 1856, Volume 4, p. 335
- Results - 1st ballot. Ministry of Interior of France, 23 April 2017, accessed 23 April 2017 (French).