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Tarn

(tärn), department (1990 pop. 343,400), S France, in Languedoc. AlbiAlbi
, town (1990 pop. 48,707), capital of Tarn dept., S France, in Languedoc, on the Tarn River. A commercial center, its has glassworks and food-processing, textile-manufacturing, and tourist industries. An old Roman city (Albiga), it became an episcopal see in the 5th cent.
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 is the capital.

Tarn,

river, c.235 mi (380 km) long, rising in the Cévennes Mts., S France, and flowing southwest before emptying into the Garonne River. Deep gorges and canyons formed by the river are tourist attractions. Near MillauMillau
, town (1990 pop. 22,458), Aveyron dept., S France, on the Tarn River. The center of the French glove industry, the town also has tanning and dyeing industries. Near Millau the Tarn is crossed by the world's tallest (1,125 ft/343 m high), and one of the highest, road
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 the Tarn gorge is crossed by the cable-stayed, multispan Millau Viaduct (2004), one of the world's highest road bridges.

Tarn

 

a department in southern France, in the Tarn River basin; located in the southern Massif Central (maximum elevation, 1,266 m). Area, 5,800 sq km. Population, 335,000 (1975). The capital is Albi. Of Tarn’s economically active population, 26 percent is employed in industry, and 24 percent in agriculture (1968). The main industries are machine building (in Albi and Castres), garment manufacturing (in Castres), sheep-hide tanning (in Mazamet), the production of morocco (in Graulhet) and cement, and food processing. Grapes and vegetables are grown, and cattle and sheep are raised.


Tarn

 

a river in France; a right tributary of the Garonne. The Tarn is 375 km long and drains an area of about 15,000 sq km. It rises in the Cévennes Mountains and flows through the limestone plateau known as the Causses, forming a gorge about 50 km long and up to 500 m deep; Sabo Falls is located on the river above the city of Albi. The lower Tarn flows through a plain. High water occurs in the spring, and there are flash floods in the autumn. The mean flow rate is about 250 cu m per sec, and the maximum rate, 8,200 cu m per sec. The Tarn is navigable below Albi. There is a hydroelectric power plant. The cities of Montauban and Albi are located on the river.

tarn

[tärn]
(geography)
A landlocked pool or small lake that may occur in a marsh or swamp, or that may occupy a basin amid mountain ranges.

tarn

a small mountain lake or pool

Tarn

1. a department of S France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Albi. Pop.: 350 477 (2003 est.). Area: 5780 sq. km (2254 sq. miles)
2. a river in SW France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing generally west to the Garonne River. Length: 375 km (233 miles)
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