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(both: sĕt), town (1990 pop. 41,916), Hérault dept., S France, in Languedoc, on the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important commercial and fishing ports of S France, a wine-shipping center, with major gasoline refineries and plants making clothes, liqueurs, and chemical products. The city is crossed by numerous canals, on which jousts by boat-borne combatants are held in summer. The old harbor was designed by Colbert in 1666 and built by Vauban and Riquet. Paul ValéryValéry, Paul
, 1871–1945, French poet and critic. A follower of the symbolists, Valéry was one of the greatest French poets of the 20th cent. He was encouraged by Pierry Loüys and by Mallarmé to publish a few poems in several small reviews, but he
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 was born and is buried there. The town has a school of hydrography and a zoology station of the Univ. of Montpellier.



a city and port in southern France, on the Mediterranean, Hérault Department. Population, 41,000 (1968). Industry includes the production of wine, food, and clothing and the manufacture of acids and phosphorous fertilizers. An oil refinery is located in Frontignan, in the suburb of Sète.

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Our new joint venture with SETE positions us to take advantage of this dramatic growth in the European lighting markets," added Interiano.
Broadly there is also room for improvement and for SETE, the wastewater business - in particular the industrial liquid waste business - is very much of interest.
Dans un geste de solidarite avec les marins marocains, le conseil d'administration du port de Sete avait renonce a l'unanimite "au caractere privilegie de la creance du port au profit de la creance salariale des marins" de la compagnie marocaine dont deux autres ferrys, le Marrakech et le Bni Nsar sont toujours bloques par la justice au port de Sete.
Shopping Sete Lagoas will be a landmark destination to the region, comprised of 8 anchors and megastores, including Magazine Luiza, C&A, Marisa, Ricardo Eletro and Ponto Frio, among others.
This just doesn't look good - they're already not good friends and yet when Valentino goes to shake hands Sete could have just fired it up right there.
The consultation covers the following services: supply and delivery of small equipment and construction materials to the ports of Sete and Port-la-Nouvelle.
located in the following addresses: Sao Paulo: Rua Boa Vista, 176 - Subsolo; Rio de Janeiro: Rua Sete de Setembro, 99 -- Subsolo; Belo Horizonte: Avenida Joao Pinheiro, 195 -- Terreo; Porto Alegre: Rua Sete de Setembro, 746 -- Terreo; Curitiba: Rua Joao Negrao, 65 -- Sobreloja; Salvador: Avenida Estados Unidos, 50 -- 2o.
Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden and Sete Gibernau, Movistar Honda, completed the provisional front row.
All-conquering Valentino Rossi has his fingers crossed MotoGP title rival Sete Gibernau will be a spent force for the remainder of the 2005 season.
The Italian clinched his fourth consecutive world title in typically flamboyant fashion, stealing victory from title rival Sete Gibernau on the last lap yesterday.
Nearest rival Sete Gibernau, who trails Rossi by 30 points in the table with two rounds left, was second-fastest.
VALENTINO ROSSI snatched a sensational last-lap victory to draw level on points at the top of the MotoGP championship with Sete Gibernau, after the Italian and the Spaniard had battled for supremacy almost from flag-fall during the sixth round at Assen, in Holland yesterday.