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Alpes-de-Haute Provence

[ alp-duh-oht praw-vahns ]
/ alp də oʊt prɔˈvɑ̃s /
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noun

a department in southeast France. 2,698 sq. mi. (6,990 sq. km). Capital: Digne.

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
/ (French alpdəotprɔvɑ̃s) /

noun

a department of SE France in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Capital: Digne. Pop: 144 508 (2003 est). Area: 6988 sq km (2725 sq miles)Former name: Basses-Alpes
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