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Haute-Garonne

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Haute-Garonne
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Coat of Arms de la Haute-Garonne


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Information
Number 31
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Prefecture Toulouse
Subprefectures Saint-Gaudens, Haute-Garonne
Muret
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 17th
1,046,338
166 /km²
Area 6,309 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 53
Communes 588
President of the
general council
Pierre Izard
Location
Location of de la Haute-Garonne in France

Haute-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river.

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History

Haute-Garonne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc.

Geography

Haute-Garonne is part of the current région of Midi-Pyrénées and is surrounded by the départements of Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Aude, and Ariège. It also borders Spain in the south (province of Lleida and province of Huesca).

The department is crossed by the Garonne River for nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles). The extreme south of the département lies in the Pyrenees mountain range and is very mountainous. The highest elevation is the Peak of Perdiguère, at 3,222 meters (10,571 ft) above sea level.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Haut-Garonnais. The greatest population concentration is around Toulouse. The south of the department is quite sparsely populated.

External links

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