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Tarbes

[tarb] /tarb/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Hautes-Pyrénées, in SW France.

Hautes-Pyrénées

[oht-pee-rey-ney] /oʊt pi reɪˈneɪ/
noun
1.
a department in SW France. 1751 sq. mi. (4535 sq. km).
Capital: Tarbes.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tarbes

Tarbes

/French tarb/
noun
1.
a town in SW France: noted for the breeding of Anglo-Arab horses. Pop: 46 275 (1999)

Hautes-Pyrénées

/French otpirene/
noun
1.
a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Tarbes. Pop: 224 053 (2003 est). Area: 4534 sq km (1768 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Tarbes

town, capital of Hautes-Pyrenees departement, Midi-Pyrenees region, southwestern France. It lies on the left bank of the Adour River, which descends from the Pyrenees into a fertile plain.

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