[ eel-e-vee-len ]
/ il ɛ viˈlɛn /
a department in W France. 2700 sq. mi. (7000 sq. km). Capital: Rennes.
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Dol is situated in the north of the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, not far from the sea-coast.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
/ (French ilevilɛn) /
a department of NW France, in E Brittany. Capital: Rennes. Pop: 894 625 (2003 est). Area: 6992 sq km (2727 sq miles)
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