Mont, a mountain pass between SE France and Italy, in the Alps. 6834 feet (2083 meters) high.
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Mont Cenis a pass over the Graian Alps in SE France, between Lanslebourg (France) and Susa (Italy): nearby tunnel, opened in 1871. Highest point: 2082 m (6831 ft)Italian name: Monte Cenisio (ˈmonte tʃeˈniːzjo)
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