|Verdun (French vɛrdœ̃, English ˈvɛədʌn)|
|1.||Ancient name: Verodunum a fortified town in NE France, on the Meuse: scene of the longest and most severe battle (1916) of World War I, in which the French repelled a powerful German offensive. Pop: 19 624 (1999)|
|2.||Treaty of Verdun an agreement reached in 843 |
town, Meuse departement, Lorraine region, northeastern France, on the Meuse River. Most of the town is on the left bank, near the Citadel. Practically destroyed in World War I, it was rebuilt with wide streets. A cathedral, dating from the 11th century and rising on the highest point of the town, has been restored.
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