Gap, Hautes-Alpes facts for kids

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Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Hautes-Alpes
Arrondissement Gap
Mayor Roger Didier
Elevation 625–2,360 m (2,051–7,743 ft)
(avg. 745 m or 2,444 ft*)
Land area1 110.43 km2 (42.64 sq mi)
Population2 40,761  (2012)
 - Density 369/km2 (960/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 05061/ 05000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 44°33′34″N 6°04′43″E / 44.5594°N 6.0786°E / 44.5594; 6.0786

Gap is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Sister cities

Gap is twinned with:

  • Germany Traunstein, Germany
  • Cameroon Bangou, Cameroon
  • Italy Pinerolo, Italy

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