Haute-Garonne

Haute-Garonne (French pronunciation: [ot ɡaʁɔn]; Occitan: Nauta Garona, pronounced [ˈnawto ɡaˈɾuno]; English: Upper Garonne) is a department in the Occitanie region of Southwestern France. Named after the Garonne River, which is flows over the department. its prefecture and main city is Toulouse, the country's fourth-largest. In 2016, it had a population of 1,348,183.

Haute-Garonne
Nauta Garona  (Occitan)
Prefecture building in Toulouse, with the city's cathedral in the background
Location of Haute-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 43°25′N 1°30′E
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
PrefectureToulouse
SubprefecturesSaint-Gaudens
Muret
Government
  President of the Departmental CouncilGeorges Méric (PS)
Area
  Total6,309 km2 (2,436 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total1,348,183
  Rank13th
  Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number31
Largest cityColomiers
Arrondissements3
Cantons27
Communes586
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries and lakes, ponds and glaciers larger than 1 km2