The birth- Basses-Al rate markedly decreased during the 19th century; Basses-Py despite an increase of population between 1801 and Belfort, 1
Meuse Seine - - 20,803 I Basses-Alpes -.
613 377 Ctes-du-Nord - - 1117 Basses-Alpes -.
239,178 The Basques of Basses-PyrnCes go in considerable 442,777 numbers to the Argentine Republic, the inhabitants of 333,621 Basses Alpes to Mexico and the United States, and 429,812 there are important French colonies in Algeria and 315,199 Tunisia.
The value per acre of land, which exceeds 48 in the departments of Seine, Rhne and those fringing the north-west coast from Nord to Manche inclusive, is on the average about 29, though it drops to 16 and less in Morbihan, Landes, Basses-Pyrnes, and parts of the Alps and the central plateau.
Maize covers considerable areas in Landes, Basses-Pyrnes and other south-western departments.
Aix - - - Basses-Alpes, AlpesMaritimes, Bouches-du-Rh6ne, Var.
Landes, Basses-Pyrnes, Hautes-Pyrnbes.
Aix Bouches-du-Rhbne, Basses-Alpes,Alpes-Mari times, Corse, Var, Vaucluse.
- Gironde, Dordogne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Basses- PyrnCes.
For example, it has often been said that the extent to which their orchestral viola parts double the basses is due, partly to bad traditions of Italian opera, and partly to the fact that viola players were, more often than not, simply persons who had failed to play the violin.
But, when we look at the many passages in which the violas double the basses, we shall do well to consider whether there is room in the harmonic scheme for the violas to do anything else, and whether the effect would not be thin without them.
It soon becomes the boundary for a while between the departments of the HautesAlpes and of the Basses-Alpes, and receives successively the considerable Ubaye river, flowing from near the foot of Monte Viso past Barcelonnette (left), and then the small stream of the Luye (right), on which, a few miles above, is Gap. It enters the Basses-Alpes shortly before reaching Sisteron, where it is joined (right) by the wild torrent of the Busch, flowing from the desolate region of the Devoluy, and receives the Bleone (left) (on which Digne, the capital of the department, is situated) and the Asse (left), before quitting the department of the Basses-Alpes just as it is reinforced (left) by the Verdon, flowing from the lower summits of the Maritime Alps past Castellane.
These features are especially marked when the river, after leaving the Basses-Alpes, soon bends N.W.
BEARN, formerly a small frontier province in the south of France, now included within the department of Basses-Pyrenees.
He was constantly employed on missions in the provinces, and distinguished himself by his rigorous repression of opponents of the revolution in the departments of Landes, Basses-Pyrenees and Gers.
Pallioppi, Dizionari dels Idioms Romauntschs d'Engiadina ota e basses, &c. (1895); A.
BIARRITZ, a watering-place of south-western France, in the department of Basses-Pyrenees, on the sea-coast about 5 m.
CHARLES THOMAS FLOQUET (1828-1896), French statesman, was born at St Jean-Pied-de-Port (Basses-Pyrenees) on the 2nd of October 1828.
BAYONNE, a town of south-western France, capital of an arrondissement in the department of Basses-Pyrenees, 66 m.
By the departments of the Var and the Basses Alpes, while its northern extremity forms a sharp angle between France and Italy.
(1553-1610), king of France, the son of Antoine de Bourbon, duke of Vendome, head of the younger branch of the Bourbons, descendant of Robert of Clermont, sixth son of St Louis and of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre, was born at Pau (Basses Pyrenees) on the 14th of December 1553..
BASSES-PYRENEES, a department of south-western France, at the angle of the Bay of Biscay, formed in 1790, two-thirds of it from Beam and the rest from three districts of GasconyBasse-Navarre, Soule and Labourd.
Basses-Pyrenees is bounded N.
The lower course of the Adour forms the boundary between Basses-Pyrenees and Landes; it enters' the sea a short distance below Bayonne over a shifting bar, which has often altered the position of its mouth.
The railway lines of Basses-Pyrenees, the chief of which is that from Bayonne to Toulouse via Orthez and Pau, belong to the Southern Company.
BASSES-ALPES, a department of south-eastern France, formed in i 790 out of the northern portion of Provence.
Feraud, Histoire, ge'ographie et statistique du Departe- ment des Basses-Alpes (Digne, 1861).
In August 1904 the French and Spanish governments agreed to supplement this trade-route by building a railway from Oloron in the Basses Pyrenees to Jaca.
By France (Basses Pyrenees) and Guipuzcoa, E.