Haute-Vienne


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Haute-Vienne

(ōt-vyĕn), department (1990 pop. 353,500), central France, in the Massif Central. LimogesLimoges
, city (1990 pop. 136,407), capital of Haute-Vienne dept., W central France, on the Vienne River. It is famous for its ceramics industry, which uses the abundant kaolin in the area; the city's porcelain workshops employ more than 10,000 people.
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Haute-Vienne

a department of W central France, in Limousin region. Capital: Limoges. Pop.: 353 788 (2003 est.). Area: 5555 sq. km (2166 sq. miles)
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Brought before the courts in 2002, COGEMA is also accused of contaminating water and fish in Saint-Pardoux Lake (Haute-Vienne).