Haute-Garonne


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Haute-Garonne

(ōt-gärôn`), department (1990 pop. 938,500), S France, in Languedoc, bordering Spain. ToulouseToulouse
, city (1990 pop. 365,933), capital of Haute-Garonne dept., S France, on the Garonne River. France's fastest growing region, it is one of France's great cultural and commercial centers.
..... Click the link for more information.
 is the capital.

Haute-Garonne

 

a department, partly in the Pyrénées, in southwestern France; located on France’s border with Spain, at the upper course of the Garonne River. Area, 6,400 sq km. Population, 710,000 (1970). Administrative center, Toulouse.

Industry in the Haute-Garonne is concentrated in Toulouse and includes the aviation, chemical, military, textile, and food industries. There is a hydroelectric power plant in the mountains. Gas is extracted at St.-Marcet. Wheat, corn, and grapes are grown in the Haute-Garonne, along with cattle, hog, and poultry breeding. Tourism too is important; there are winter sports in the Luchon valley and resorts, such as Bagnères-de-Luchon, in the mountains.

A. E. SLUKA

Haute-Garonne

a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Toulouse. Pop.: 1 102 919 (2003 est.). Area: 6367 sq. km (2483 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
Small maintenance work and major repairs on the ex roads of the department of haute-garonne - right bank of the garonne.
Les departements de Haute-Garonne et des Landes ont quant a eux ete places en vigilance orange crues.
Cleanliness vitreies headquarters of the county council of haute-garonne.
Major organization : CONSEIL DPARTEMENTAL HAUTE-GARONNE
Mechanical mowing and brushing of the dykes of the canal des 2 mers and the surroundings of the greenway (flat and embankment) in an area between avignonet-lauragais (31) upstream and saint-rustice (31) to the downstream in the department of haute-garonne.
Group of orders of the health establishments of the departments of hautes-pyrenees, Haute-garonne, Arige, Tarn and gers for the purchase and the supply of fruits and vegetables (fresh, 4th and 5th range).
Tenders are invited for Energy audits of communal buildings in Haute-Garonne
Contract notice: Horizontal signage of the departmental roads of haute-garonne.
Contract notice: exploitation of the corporate restaurant of the real estate union of the social security organizations of haute-garonne haute-garonne.