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Nanterre

[nahn-ter] /nɑ̃ˈtɛr/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Hauts-de-Seine, in N France: W suburb of Paris.

Hauts-de-Seine

[oh-duh-sen] /oʊ dəˈsɛn/
noun
1.
a department in N France. 63 sq. mi. (163 sq. km).
Capital: Nanterre.
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British Dictionary definitions for Nanterre

Nanterre

/French nɑ̃ˈtɛr/
noun
1.
a town in N France, on the Seine: an industrial suburb of Paris. Pop: 84 281 (1999)

Hauts-de-Seine

/French odəsɛn/
noun
1.
a department of N central France, in Île-de-France region just west of Paris: formed in 1964. Capital: Nanterre. Pop: 1 470 706 (2003 est). Area: 175 sq km (68 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Nanterre

city, capital of the Hauts-de-Seine departement, Ile-de-France region. Located on the east bank of a loop of the meandering Seine River, and separated from Paris by the suburbs of Puteaux and Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nanterre is a centre for precision foundries and automobile construction and also produces electrical equipment, perfumes, hosiery, paints, and toys. The suburb, less than 3 miles (5 km) west of the city limits of Paris, has grown into an administrative and educational centre. It is the seat of a branch (opened 1971) of the University of Paris and is an episcopal see. It is the traditional birthplace of St. Genevieve (c. AD 422-500), patron saint of Paris. Pop. (1990) 86,627.

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