Rhineland-Palatinate

[ rahyn-land-puh-lat-n-eyt, -it, -luhnd- ]
/ ˈraɪnˌlænd pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt, -lənd- /

noun

a state in W Germany: formerly part of Rhine Province. 7,655 sq. mi. (19,825 sq. km). Capital: Mainz.

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British Dictionary definitions for Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate

noun

a state of W Germany: formed in 1946 from the S part of the Prussian Rhine province, the Palatinate, and parts of Rhine-Hesse and Hesse-Nassau; part of West Germany until 1990: agriculture (with extensive vineyards) and tourism are important. Capital: Mainz. Pop: 4 059 000 (2003 est). Area: 19 832 sq km (7657 sq miles)German name: Rheinland-Pfalz
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