Avignon

Avignon

[a-vee-nyawn]
noun
a city in and the capital of Vaucluse, in SE France, on the Rhone River: papal residence 1309–77.
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Vaucluse

[voh-klyz]
noun
a department in SE France. 1382 sq. mi. (3580 sq. km). Capital: Avignon.
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Avignon (French aviɲɔ̃)
 
n
a city in SE France, on the Rhône: seat of the papacy (1309--77); famous 12th-century bridge, now partly destroyed. Pop: 85 935 (1999)

Vaucluse (French voklyz)
 
n
a department of SE France, in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. Capital: Avignon. Pop: 517 810 (2003 est). Area: 3578 sq km (1395 sq miles)

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