Hautes-Pyrénées

Hautes-Pyrénées is département in southwestern France.

Hautes-Pyrénées
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Number 65
Préfecture Tarbes
Sous-préfectures Argelès Gazost, Bagnères de Bigorre
Area
 - Total
 - % water

xx,xxx km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (Year)
 - Density

xxx,xxx
xxx/km²

History

Large parts of the area were held by the English during the second half of the 14th century. In the 16th century, it was part of the Huguenot domain of the monarchs of Navarre.

Historically the département was part of the Gascony province.

Geography

The Hautes-Pyrénées is a mountainous agricultural landscape of villages, farms, fields, upland pastures and winding mountain roads. Spanning the border between France and Spain, the département is centered around the peak of Mont Perdu.

See also: Pyrenees

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

Each year millions of devout Catholics make the pilgrimage to the village of Lourdes in the Hautes-Pyrénées to visit The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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