[nants; French nahnt]
- a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
- Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
- a department in NW France. 2695 sq. mi. (6980 sq. km). Capital: Nantes.
Formerly Loire-In·fé·rieure [lwar-an-fey-ryœr] /lwar ɛ̃ feɪˈryœr/.
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Examples from the Web for nantes
In France, the death toll has been lower: One young man killed in the city of Nantes.France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks
December 24, 2014
“To search for an explanation is to prepare oneself to excuse the inexcusable,” Sarkozy said at a rally in Nantes.Why Toulouse Terror Fears Won’t Help Sarkozy With Voters
March 30, 2012
Neither Lyons, Bordeaux, Nantes, can compare with it for sumptuosity.In the Heart of Vosges
Angers has fallen, and now the brigands are threatening Nantes itself.
He had been a month in Nantes, sent thither to purge the body politic.
People of this great city of Nantes, I have come to summon you to arms!
It was what you yourself advocated here in Nantes, last November.
- a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
- history See Edict of Nantes
- a department of W France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Nantes. Pop: 1 174 120 (2003 est). Area: 6980 sq km (2722 sq miles)
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