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  1. a department in central France. 1931 sq. mi. (5000 sq. km). Capital: Le Puy.
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Examples from the Web for haute-loire

Historical Examples

  • She purchased some very good things at Nivernais and the Haute-Loire.

    Parisians in the Country

    Honore de Balzac

  • Lacemaking is the industry of the Haute-Loire district, and is said to employ ninety thousand women.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • Haute-Loire, which is situated on the central plateau of France, is traversed from north to south by four mountain ranges.

British Dictionary definitions for haute-loire


  1. a department of S central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Le Puy. Pop: 213 993 (2003 est). Area: 5001 sq km (1950 sq miles)
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