Haute-LoireHaute-Loire is a French département, number 43, named after the Loire River. It was created in 1790 out of portions of the historical provincess of Auvergne, Languedoc and Lyonnais.
Préfecture (capital): Le Puy en Velay
Sous-préfectures: Brioude and Yssingeaux.
See also: List of Communes of the Haute-Loire département of France