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Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Provence  /  Hautes-Alpes  /  Gap
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Things to do: winter sports, nightlife, fun & games
Gap is a commune in south-eastern France, the capital and largest settlement of the Hautes-Alpes department. At 750m above sea level, it is France's highest prefecture .Together with other Alpine towns Gap engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Gap was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2002.GeographyLocationAn Alpine crossroads at the intersection of D994 and the Route nationale 85, or Route Napoléon, which crosses the Col Bayard north of the city, Gap is located between the historic Dauphiné and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur administrative region. With its 40,761 inhabitants (2012), it is the main town of an urban area of 62,072 inhabitants (2011), which is the main town of the. 745m above sea level, at the right bank of the, close to where it joins the Durance River to the north, Gap is in the midst of a rich and preserved natural environment, south-west of the Écrins National Park, south-east of the and west of the Lac de Serre-Ponçon. The region around Gap is known as.Geology and terrainThe commune of Gap is almost entirely located in the Sillon de Gap, a wide valley bottom located about above sea level and including the western slopes almost (Charance mountain and pic de Gleize).
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