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Oberelsaß (Haute-Alsace) in green, from a contemporary French map
Oberelsaß (or Upper Alsace, French: Haute-Alsace) was the southern part of the historical region Alsace or Elsass, inhabited originally by locals speaking Alemannic German. From 1871 to 1918, Bezirk Oberelsaß was a region (Bezirk) in the southern part of the province of Elsaß-Lothringen in the German Empire. The region corresponds exactly to the current French department of Haut-Rhin. Its capital was Colmar. It was divided into the districts (Kreise) of:
The flag of Oberelsaß is a yellow bar on a red field decorated on each side with three crowns. The combination of this flag with that of Unterelsaß forms the flag of modern Alsace.
Coordinates: 47°54′N 7°15′E / 47.900°N 7.250°E