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, formerly Côtes-du-Nord
, department (1990 pop. 538,300), NW France, in Brittany, on the English Channel. Saint-Brieuc is the capital.
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a department in northwestern France on the Brittany Peninsula. Area, 7,200 sq km. Population, 509,000 (1972), Administrative center, Saint-Brieuc. A great part of the territory of Côtes-du-Nord consists of hilly uplands, but the northern coastal section is a fertile depression. Livestock raising (cattle on natural pastures and swine) and fishing are primary economic factors in Côtes-du-Nord. Wheat, rye, potatoes, vege-tables, apples, and forage crops are cultivated in the department. The machine-building, metalworking, food, and textile indusindustries have enterprises in C6tes-du-Nord. There are sandy beaches on the shore of the Gulf of St.-Malo.