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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 273 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RHONE, a department of south-eastern France, formed in whoever desires to experience a northern winter can spare 1793 from the eastern portion of the department of Rhone-et- himself a journey to the North Cape or Siberia, and find it in Loire, and comprising the old districts of Beaujolais, Lyonnais, his native Rhon. There is little vegetation, and the inhabitants Franc-Lyonnais, Forez and a small portion of Dauphine. Pop. eke out a scanty sustenance from the cultivation of potatoes and flax. The highest inhabited place is Frankenhausen, lying at a height of 2350 ft. with 6383 inhabitants (1900). The nearer (Vordere) Rhon, forming the northern side of the range, is more attractive, with forests and deep and fertile valleys. See Leak, Zur geologischen Kenntnis der siidlichen Rhon (Wiirzburg, 1887) ; Scheidtweiler, Die Rhon and ihre wirthschaftlhchen Verhaltnisse (Frankfort, 1887); and Daniel, Deutschland (5th ed., Leipzig, 1878).
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RHONE (Fr. Rhone, Lat. Rhodanus)

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