MORVAN, an elevated region forming the northern continuation of the central plateau of France, and extending over a large part of the department of Nievre, and over portions of those of Yonne, Cote-d'Or and Sa6ne-et-Lo:re. Its area is a little over 1000 sq. m. The average elevation is about 1600 ft., the culminating point the Bois-du-Roi, attaining 2959 ft. It is traversed by the Yonne, which has its source on Mt Prenelay (2789 ft)., by the Cure and by several affluents of the Arroux. Geologically it consists chiefly of gneiss and granite. It contains much good pasturage and is abundantly wooded, the exploitation of its forests affording employment to large numbers of the inhabitants.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)