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  1. a department in NE France. 1848 sq. mi. (4785 sq. km). Capital: Strasbourg.
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Examples from the Web for bas-rhin

Historical Examples

  • The democratic idea grew and was represented chiefly by the Courrier du Bas-Rhin which influenced public opinion.


    Daniel Blumenthal.

  • In vain has the directory of the Bas-Rhin ordered its release; the Belfort municipality paid no attention to the order.

  • The people of this district have a less soft pronunciation than those of Bas-Rhin.

British Dictionary definitions for bas-rhin


  1. a department of NE France in Alsace region. Capital: Strasbourg. Pop: 1 052 698 (2003 est). Area: 4793 sq km (1869 sq miles)
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