Besançon

Besançon

[buh-zahn-sawn]
noun
a city in and the capital of Doubs, in E France: Roman ruins.
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Doubs

[doo]
noun
1.
a river in E France, flowing into the Saône River. About 260 miles (420 km) long.
2.
a department in E France. 2031 sq. mi. (5260 sq. km). Capital: Besançon.
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Besançon (French bəzɑ̃sɔ̃)
 
n
a city in E France, on the Doubs River: university (1422). Pop: 117 733 (1999)

Doubs (French du)
 
n
1.  a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop: 505 557 (2003 est). Area: 5258 sq km (2030 sq miles)
2.  a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Saône River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)

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