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Garonne, Haute, frontier department of France, bordering upon Spain, along the Pyrenees. It is 99 miles long by 56 miles broad, and contains 2,428 square miles. The N. is generally fertile, and in parts mountainous, and in the S. the Pyrenees rise to a height of 11,000 feet, All the rivers belong to the Garonne, and the Canal du Midi passes through. The climate is mild, but during part of the year high winds are prevalent. The oak, pine, and fir are the most abundant trees, and among the chief products are wheat, maize, oats, potatoes, and fruits. Cattle and sheep are reared, and the region is especially noted for its mules and its asses. Among the minerals are iron, lead, copper, coal, marble, and granite. Toulouse is the capital.