Regional capital : Toulouse
Departments / Counties of Midi-Pyrénées
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The region's important agricultural tradition (poly-culture, sheep farming in the mountains); suffered a large population exodus due to the Industrial revolution.
A very contrasted landscape, with the mountains reaching more than 3000m (providing excellent skiing), whilst further to the north there are fertile plains beside the rivers for agriculture.
During recent years an important electronic, avionic and space industry, has been centred around Toulouse. This has provoked radical changes in the local infrastructure and communications network.
Gites, Bed and breakfast, Chambres hotes
The Pyrenees offer excellent skiing slopes, the great advantage is that the region is less expensive and less crowded than the Alps... By the way, the moutanins here are very beautiful.