Haute-Garonne(redirected from Upper Garonne)
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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.
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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.
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