Belfort, Territory of

Belfort, Territory of,

department (1990 pop. 134,400), E France, in Alsace, on the Swiss border. The city of BelfortBelfort
, city (1990 pop. 51,913), capital of the Territory of Belfort (a department), E France, in Alsace. An important industrial and transportation center, it has large cotton mills and metalworks. A major fortress town since the 17th cent.
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 is the capital.
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