|Landes (French lɑ̃d)|
|1.||a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Mont-de-Marsan. Pop: 341 254 (2003 est). Area: 9364 sq km (3652 sq miles)|
|2.||a region of SW France, on the Bay of Biscay: occupies most of the Landes department and parts of Gironde and Lot-et-Garonne; consists chiefly of the most extensive forest in France. Area: 14 000 sq km (5400 sq miles)|
town, capital of Landes departement, Aquitaine region, southwestern France, south of Bordeaux. It is situated at the confluence of the Douze and the Midour rivers where they form the Midouze, a tributary of the Adour. Mont-de-Marsan lies in the Petites Landes district, on the southeastern border of the vast Landes forest. It is an administrative centre and market town and has a bull ring, a racecourse, and several museums.
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