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Massif Central

[ ma-seef sahn-tral ]

noun

  1. a great plateau and the chief water divide of France, in the central part.


Massif Central

/ masif sɑ̃tral /

noun

  1. a mountainous plateau region of S central France, occupying about one sixth of the country: contains several extinct volcanic cones, notably Puy de Dôme, 1465 m (4806 ft). Highest point: Puy de Sancy, 1886 m (6188 ft). Area: about 85 000 sq km (33 000 sq miles)


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Its most striking feature is the mountainous and eruptive area known as the Massif Central, which covers south-central France.

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