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Cotesdu Nord

Cotes du Nord, a French department of Brittany with some neighbouring islands, having an area of 2,659 square miles. The Menez Mountains traverse the department from E. to W., and are about 16 miles broad with a maximum height of just over 1,000 feet. The soil is principally granite and clay-slate, and the rivers are short but navigable. There is much heath and wood, with many fertile tracts. Flax and hemp are grown in the hilly parts, where are also good pastures, and iron is found there. In the lowlands, grain, pears, and apples and other fruit are grown, and horses, cattle, sheep, and goats are reared. The capital is St. Brieuc.