Châlons-sur-Marne

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Châlons-sur-Marne

 

a city in northeastern France, on the Marne River. Capital of Marne Department. Population, 63,000 (1975). A transportation junction, Chälons-sur-Marne is a wine-making center and a center of trade in champagnes. The city has some light industry and produces electrodes and musical instruments.

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Let us proffer an answer: leaving aside the possibility that the relative autonomy of Konnert's councillors may have been the exception rather than the rule in the bonnes villes - thus fostering an unusually strong civic agenda in Chalons-sur-Marne - we can posit in general that issues of civic self-interest paled before those of salvation, wherein one's ultimate self-interest lay.