Mont-de-Marsan

Mont-de-Marsan

[mawnduh-mar-sahn]
noun
a city in and the capital of Landes in SW France.
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Landes

[lahnd]
noun
a department in SW France. 3615 sq. mi. (9365 sq. km). Capital: Mont-de-Marsan.
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Landes (French lɑ̃d)
 
n
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)

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mont-de-marsan

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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