Haute-Saone , (Upper Saone), an E. department of France, in Franche-Comte, bordering on the territory of Belfort and the departments of Vosges, Doubs, Jura, Cote d'Or, and Haute-Marne; area, 2,002 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 303,-088. The surface is in general mountainous, offshoots from the Vosges and Faucillcs ranges covering it to a considerable extent. The highest summits are the Ballon de Servance and the Ballon de Lure, which attain an elevation of nearly 4,000 ft. 'Its rivers are the Saone and its tributaries, the Coney, Lanterne, Oignon, and Amance. The climate is more equable than that of the surrounding departments, and the soil is on the whole fertile. The principal productions are wheat, rye, maslin (wheat and rye mixed), maize, barley, oats, potatoes, millet, beets, peas, beans, rape, fruit, and timber. The rivers abound with a variety of fish, including trout, carp, pike, barbel, eels, and crawfish. The minerals are iron, coal, porphyry, granite, and gypsum. The staple manufactures are hardware, glass, earthenware, leather, cotton stuffs, paper, brandy, and oil.
It is divided into the arrondissements of Vesoul, Gray, and Lure. Capital, Vesoul.