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Ardennes,

wooded plateau, from 1,600 to 2,300 ft (488–701 m) high, in SE Belgium, N Luxembourg, and Ardennes dept., N France, E and S of the Meuse River. The plateau is cut into wild crags and ravines by rapid rivers. Agriculture and cattle raising are the main occupations of this sparsely populated region. Peat bogs are found in shallow depressions. In Germany, the Ardennes is continued by the Eifel. The chief cities (LiègeLiège,
Du. Luik, Ger. Lüttich, city (1991 pop. 194,596), capital of Liège prov., E Belgium, at the confluence of the Meuse and Ourthe rivers, near the Dutch and German borders.
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, NamurNamur,
Du. Namen, commune (1991 pop. 103,443), capital of Namur prov., S central Belgium, at the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers. It is a commercial and industrial center as well as a rail junction. Manufactures include machinery, leather goods, and porcelain.
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) are in the Meuse valley. A traditional battleground, the Ardennes saw heavy fighting in both World Wars, notably in the Battle of the BulgeBattle of the Bulge,
popular name in World War II for the German counterattack in the Ardennes, Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945. More than a million men fought in what is also known as the Battle of the Ardennes. On Dec.
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 (Dec., 1944–Jan., 1945). Tourism in the area is economically important.

Ardennes

(ärdĕn`), department (1990 pop. 295,700), NE France, in Champage, Grand Est region. The capital is Charleville-MézièresCharleville-Mézières
, town (1990 pop. 59,439), capital of Ardennes dept., NE France, on the Meuse River, in Champagne. It was formed in 1966 when the twin cities of Charleville and Mézières were merged, along with three small communities.
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. Ardennes is also the name of a section of the eastern branch of an ancient mountain chain resulting from Hercynium folding between 345 million and 225 million years ago. The western edge of the chain is located in France, while the remainder extends into Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.

Ardennes

1. a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop.: 288 806 (2003 est.). Area: 5253 sq. km (2049 sq. miles)
2. the. a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars
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The single player Ardennes Assault is a standalone feature, which means you don't need to have the main game to run this one.
There has never been an operational study of the Battle of the Ardennes in any language: at best, a single chapter in a history of greater scope; at least a monograph of an individual tactical encounter within the overall battle.
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Built into the facade of the Institut de la Marionette, every hour from 10am to 9pm it presents an episode from the legend of the Four Sons of Aymon - a heroic medieval saga set in the Ardennes.
DURING A LONG career, writer and artist Wayne Vansant has produced many graphic novels depicting historic events, and in The Battle of the Bulge: A Graphic History of Allied Victory in the Ardennes, 1944-1945, he takes on the largest and bloodiest battle fought to date by the US Army.
Just three hours' drive time from the ports ' of Calais and Boulogne, and linked to the UK with the high speed TGV trains with changes at either Lille or Paris, e French Ardennes now o'ers a wide range of value-formoney short breaks and the local tourist board will be making a special o'er available to anyone Wanting to attend the World Puppet Festival.
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Once in the Ardennes, there are plenty of sights and every season has something to offer, whether for family fun, friends wanting an adventure or a romantic couples getaway.
Keith Robinson, 37, said: "The trip to Ardennes is an honour run for dad and an attempt to raise some money for Macmillan nurses.
One of the most popular attractions was the heavy horse and timber extraction from woodland, where visitors admired a beautiful Ardennes horse doing the kind of work its ancestors were bred for.