Belfort

[ bel-fawr, bey- ]
/ bɛlˈfɔr, beɪ- /

noun

Ter·ri·toire de [te-ree-twar duh], /tɛ riˈtwar də/, a department in eastern France. 235 sq. mi. (610 sq. km). Capital: Belfort.
a fortress city in eastern France, strategically located on a mountain pass between the Vosges and Jura mountains: siege 1870–71; battle 1944.

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Belfort
/ (French bɛlfɔr) /

noun

Territoire de Belfort (tɛritwar də) a department of E France, now in Franche-Comté region: the only part of Alsace remaining to France after 1871. Capital: Belfort. Pop: Pop: 139 383 (2003 est). Area: 608 sq km (237 sq miles)
a fortress town in E France: strategically situated in the Belfort Gap between the Vosges and the Jura mountains. Pop: 50 417 (1999)
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