Beauce (bōs), region, in Orléanais, N France, in the Paris Basin, between the Seine and Loir rivers. It now comprises Eure-et-Loir dept. and parts of Loiret and Loir-et-Cher. It is the "granary of France" —a vast, limestone plateau where corn, wheat, beets, potatoes, barley, and oats are grown. The region shared the history of the countship of Chartres, which is its only important city. Little Beauce, between the Loir and Loire rivers, is also a rich wheat area; Vendôme is its center.
More From encyclopedia.com
Tarn-et-garonne , T.-et-G. Tarn-et-Garonne (department of France) River , River A river is a natural stream of freshwater that is larger than a brook or creek. Rivers are normally the main channels or largest tributaries of… Dordogne (river) , Dordogne River in sw France. Rising in the Auvergne hills, it is formed by the convergence of the Dor and Dogne rivers. It flows sw then w to meet th… Streamflow , RIVERS RIVERS . Among the Native American Yurok people, who live along the Yurok River in northern California, orientation in the world was not provi… Ticino , Ticino Ticino (canton, Switzerland) Ticino (tēchē´nō), Fr. and Ger. Tessin, canton (1993 pop. 294,100), 1,086 sq mi (2,813 sq km), S Switzerland, on… Grand River , Grand River:1 River, 260 mi (418 km) long, rising in S Mich. and flowing N to Lansing, then NW to Lake Michigan at Grand Haven. It is the longest riv…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article