Haute-Savoie , (Upper Savoy), an E. department of France, bordering on the lake of Geneva, Switzerland, and the departments of Savoie and Ain; area, 1,007 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 273,027. With the department of Savoie and a part of Alpes-Maritimes it forms the territory ceded to France by Sardinia in 1800. The country is mountainous, and Mont Blanc is on the S. E. border. The area of arable land is limited, but the grain raised, with chestnuts, which are an important article of food for the laboring classes, is nearly sufficient for home consumption. In the northern part the vine is cultivated; but a large proportion of the surface is devoted to pasturage, and the mountains furnish timber in abundance. The minerals include iron, copper, and lead, but they are not extensively worked. The manufactures, principally of hardware, coarse woollens, and leather, are not important; and the chief trade is in wool, cattle, and dairy products. It is divided into the arrondissements of Annecy, Bonneville, St. Julien, and Thonon. Capital, Annecy.