Corrèze

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Corrèze

(kôrĕz`), department (1990 pop. 237,500), S central France, in LimousinLimousin
, region and former province, S central France, in the arid, hilly country W of the Auvergne Mts. It comprises the depts. of Corrèze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne.
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. TulleTulle
, town (1990 pop. 18,685), capital of Corrèze dept., S central France. Firearms and other goods are made there. Tulle was built around a 7th-century monastery. It gave its name to tulle cloth, first manufactured in the town. There is an important military school.
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 is the capital.

Corrèze

 

a department in central France. Area, 5,900 sq km. Population, 238,000 (1972). The administrative center is the city of Tulle.

Corrèze is situated on the western slopes of the Massif Central. It is an agricultural region with a declining population. (Since 1901 the number of inhabitants has declined by 25 percent.) Cattle are raised, and rye, wheat, buckwheat, and potatoes are grown. In the valleys of rivers, vegetables, fruits, and tobacco are also grown. Building materials are quarried in the department. Industry includes food processing, textiles, and ceramics. The city of Tulle has firearms plants. There are hydroelectric power plants on the Dordogne and Vézèrerivers.