Bouches-du-Rhône

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Bouches-du-Rhône

(bo͞osh-dü-rōn), department (1990 pop. 1,759,371), in Provence, SE France. It includes the island of Camargue in the Rhône delta. MarseillesMarseilles
, Fr. Marseille, city (1990 pop. 807,726), capital of Bouches-du-Rhône dept., SE France, on the Gulf of Lions, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city of France and one of its most important seaports; an underground canal (see Rove
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 is the capital.
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The Bouches-du-Rhone region includes the port city of Marseilles, nearly 240 miles south of the Ain region.
The Bouches-du-Rhone region includes the port city of Marseilles, nearly 400 kilometres (240 miles) south of the Ain region.