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Aisne

(ĕn), department (1990 pop. 537,600), NE France, in Île-de-FranceÎle-de-France
, region and former province, N central France, in the center of the Paris basin, a fertile depression where the Marne and Ouse rivers join the Seine.
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, PicardyPicardy
, Fr. Picardie, region and former province, N France, on the English Channel, part of the French administrative region of Hauts-de-France. It includes the Somme, Oise, and Aisne depts.
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, and ChampagneChampagne
, historic region and former province, NE France, consisting mainly of Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, and Ardennes depts., which formed the modern administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne from 1972–2016, when it was merged, with Alsace and Lorraine, into the region
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, touching the Belgian border. LaonLaon
, commercial town (1990 pop. 28,670), capital of Aisne dept., N France. It has forges, a printing plant, and factories that make heating equipment and metal goods. Situated on a rocky height c.300 ft (90 km) above the plain, it was fortified as early as Roman times.
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 is the capital.

Aisne

 

a department in northern France, in the area drained by the Oise and Marne rivers. Area, 7,400 sq km. Population, 533,000 (1975). The capital of Aisne is Laon. As of 1968, industry employed approximately 35 percent of the economically active population in the department, and agriculture employed 17 percent. The major industries are metallurgy (Hirson), machine building (St. Quentin and Soissons), food processing (Laon, Tergnier, and Bucy-de-Long), and the production of chemicals (Chauny), textiles (St. Quentin and Moy-de-l’Aisne), and glassware (St. Gobain and Blérancourt). Agriculture includes meat and dairy farming, as well as the cultivation of wheat, barley, and sugar beets.


Aisne

 

a river in northern France; a left tributary of the Oise River of the Seine River basin. The Aisne flows through the plains of the Paris Basin. It has a length of 280 km and drains an area of 7,700 sq km. The mean flow rate is approximately 60 cu m per sec. There are locks on the river, which is navigable for 116 km. It is linked by canals with the Marne and Meuse rivers. The city of Soissons is situated on the Aisne.

Aisne

1. a department of NE France, in Picardy region. Capital: Laon. Pop.: 535 326 (2003 est.). Area: 7428 sq. km (2897 sq. miles)
2. a river in N France, rising in the Argonne Forest and flowing northwest and west to the River Oise: scene of a major Allied offensive in 1918 which turned the tide finally against Germany in World War I. Length: 282 km (175 miles)
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Cleaning services of the buildings of the department of aisne - sector laon
Contract notice: Label envelopes enveloping documents electioneering for sending to voters and packing of ballots to be sent to town halls for the department of aisne.
Contract notice: Treatment of residual household waste and bulky communities of northwestern department of aisne.
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Project management framework agreement for projects located throughout the department of Aisne.

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