Haute Garonne is a department in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. Its main city and capital is Toulouse. Haute-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc. Haute-Garonne is part of the current region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments 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 greatest population concentration is around Toulouse
The department has four ski resorts.
- Peyragudes (1600 m -2450 m), 55 km of slopes
- Luchon-Superbagnères (1440 m – 2260 m), 30 km of slopes
- Le Mourtis (1380 m – 1816 m), 22 km of slopes
- Bourg-d’Oueil (1350 m – 1500 m)
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|Visa requirements||Visa is not needed for EU citizens.|
|Area (km2)||6,309 km2|