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Haute-Saône

(ōt-sōn), department (1990 pop. 229,300), E France, in Franche-ComtéFranche-Comté
or Free County of Burgundy,
former province and former administrative region, E France. It is coextensive with Haute-Saône, Doubs, and Jura depts.
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. It is mainly agricultural. VesoulVesoul
, town (1990 est. pop. 19,404), capital of Haute-Saône dept., E France, in Franche-Comté. Agricultural and mechanical equipment and metal products are the chief manufactures. It is a major produce and cattle market.
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 is the capital.

Haute-Saône

 

a department in eastern France. Area, 5,300 sq km. Population, 220,000 (1975). The capital is Vesoul. Industry employs 36 percent of the work force, and agriculture, 22 percent (1968). Haute-Saône has foundries and metalworking and food-processing enterprises; there are cotton mills in the foothills of the Vosges. Livestock is raised, and grains and potatoes are grown, mainly for local consumption.