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Lozere, a department of south France, bounded by Cantal, Haute-Loire, Aveyron, Gard, and Ardeche; area 1,996 square miles. The surface is rugged and mountainous, consisting mainly of a plateau from 2,300 to 3,000 feet above the sea-level; in the S.E. are the Cevennes, containing Mont Lozere (4,884 feet), from which the department takes its name. Numerous rivers rise within the department, flowing to the Garonne, Rhone, and Loire. In general the climate is too severe for corn, but sheep are reared in large numbers, and chestnuts and potatoes are important products.