Brest

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Brest (formerly Brest-Litovsk) City and port at the confluence of the Bug and Muchavec rivers, near the Polish border, w Belarus. It was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Industries: food processing, sawmilling, textiles. Pop. (1999) 300,400.

Brest

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Brest City and port on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, w France. An important naval base, the town was severely damaged in World War II, when used as a German submarine base. Industries: shipbuilding and repair, chemical manufacture, electronic equipment, wine, fruit, coal. Pop. (1999) 149,649.