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Alsace

Alsace Region in e France, comprising the departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. Strasbourg is the leading city, Mulhouse and Colmar are the main industrial centres. Separated from Germany by the River Rhine, the Alsace-Lorraine region has often caused friction between France and Germany. The culture and architecture reflect both national influences. There are rich deposits of iron ore and potash. Most of the region is fertile and productive, with riesling wine the major agricultural product. Industries: steel, textiles, chemicals. Area: 8280sq km (3200sq mi). Pop. (1999) 1,734,145.

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Bas-Rhin

Bas-Rhin (bä-răN´), department (1990 pop. 958,000), E France, in N Alsace. Strasbourg is the capital and the commercial and industrial center.

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Alsace

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