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meurthe capital france

48°42N 6°12E, pop (2000e) 104 000. Manufacturing city and capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle department, NE France; on R Meurthe and Marne–Rhine Canal, 285 km/177 mi E of Paris; former capital of Lorraine; part of France, 1766; road and rail junction; episcopal see; university (1572); iron and steel, boilers, catering equipment, glass, footwear, tobacco, yeast, brewing; 17th-c town hall, 13th-c ducal palace, 15th-c Eglise des Cordeliers, 14th-c Porte de la Craffe, cathedral (1703–42); noted for its 18th-c Baroque architecture: Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance comprise a world heritage site.

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