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Montbéliard

(môNbālyär`), industrial town (1990 pop. 30,639), Doubs dept., E France, on the Rhône-Rhine Canal. Automobiles are the town's primary manufacture. With its surrounding countryside it constituted a county (after the 12th cent.) of the Holy Roman Empire. The county passed (1397) to the counts (later dukes) of Württemberg, who held it, with interruptions, until its capture by French Revolutionary troops in 1793. The town was a Huguenot refuge during the Reformation. It was formally ceded to France by the Treaty of Lunéville (1801). The castle of the Montbéliard counts was rebuilt in the 18th cent.
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Interest in the Montbeliard and traditional British dual-purpose breeds (Shorthorn, British Friesian and Red Poll) could mark a return to sanity.
The Tunisian has been moved from a Paris jail to Montbeliard for questioning, deputy state prosecutor Jean-Marc Gervason said.
This work was supported by the Ligue contre le Cancer, Comite de Montbeliard, Universite Paris XI (Bonus Quality of Research), the French Ministry of Health (Program Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique 2002 AOM 02 112), and the Swedish Child Cancer Foundation, project number 04/ 027.
They were joined by more than 2,000 Germans, German-speaking Swiss and French Protestants recruited from southwestern Germany and the Montbeliard district on the border between France and Switzerland in an attempt to counter the French and Catholic presence in Nova Scotia.
Preparatory work is continuing, and the national synods of the two churches are expected to have a joint meeting at Ascension, 2007, hosted by the Inspection du Pays de Montbeliard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of France.
Emeneau's forefathers, who were seafarers, migrated to Halifax, Canada, from the Payee de Montbeliard (which later became a part of France) in the middle of the eighteenth century and were among the first settlers in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, along with other English, German, and Swiss Protestants.
As part of the planned Rhine-Rhone (Dijon-Mulhouse) high-speed rail link, Wilkinson Eyre were the winners of a design competition for this 850m long viaduct between Montbeliard and Belfort.
The PSA Peugeot CitrE[micro]en Group chose Franche-Comte, and especially its Multimedia Development Centre in Montbeliard City, to operate its new pan-European in-house call centre.
Two Peugeot brothers, Jean-Pierre and Jean- Frdric, founded a steel mill in the Montbeliard district, which has become traditional Peugeot territory.
It's been a gathering place since Foreign Protestants (as Protestant settlers from Germany, Switzerland and the principality of Montbeliard were called by the British) first landed there in June 1753.
Oxford and Bonn were next in tying the knot, Reading and Dusseldorf followed suit, and the first German-French twinning, between Montbeliard and Ludwigsburg, came about in 1950.
Although his under-strength side lost 2-0 at the Montbeliard club's Stade Bonal, Tigana will take confidence from Saturday's battling performance to secure a result in Athens.