/ (German ˈkoːblɛnts) /
a city in W central Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate at the confluence of the Rivers Moselle and Rhine: ruled by the archbishop-electors of Trier from 1018 until occupied by the French in 1794; passed to Prussia in 1815, becoming capital of the Rhine Province (1824–1945) and of the Rhineland-Palatinate (1946–50); wine trade centre. Pop: 107 608 (2003 est)Latin name: Confluentes (ˌkɒnflʊˈɛntiːz)
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