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Marne

[mahrn; French marn] /mɑrn; French marn/
noun
1.
a river in NE France, flowing W to the Seine near Paris: battles 1914, 1918, 1944. 325 miles (525 km) long.
2.
a department in N France. 3168 sq. mi. (8205 sq. km).
Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne.

Châlons

[sha-lawn] /ʃaˈlɔ̃/
noun
1.
Also called Châlons-sur-Marne
[sha-lawn-syr-marn] /ʃa lɔn sürˈmarn/ (Show IPA)
. a city in and the capital of Marne, in NE France: defeat of Attila a.d. 451.
2.
Also called Châlons-sur-Saône
[sha-lawn-syrsohn] /ʃa lɔ̃ˈsürsoʊn/ (Show IPA)
. a city in E France, on the Saône River. 60,451.
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Marne

/French marn/
noun
1.
a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne. Pop: 563 027 (2003 est). Area: 8205 sq km (3200 sq miles)
2.
a river in NE France, rising on the plateau of Langres and flowing north, then west to the River Seine, north of Paris: linked by canal with the Rivers Saône, Rhine, and Aisne; scene of two unsuccessful German offensives (1914, 1918) during World War I. Length: 525 km (326 miles)
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