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Doubs,river, c.270 mi (435 km) long, rising in the Jura Mts., E France, and flowing northeast, forming part of the French-Swiss border, then looping into W Switzerland before turning back into France where it meanders southwest to empty into the Saône River. Lake of Brenets, a natural widening in the river, is a tourist center; at the northern end of the lake the river drops 88 ft (27 m). The Doubs is heavily canalized and passes through several industrial cities including Montbéliard and Besançon.
Doubs(do͞o), department (1990 pop. 485,200), E France, in Franche-ComtéFranche-Comté
or Free County of Burgundy,
former province and former administrative region, E France. It is coextensive with Haute-Saône, Doubs, and Jura depts.
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, city (1990 pop. 119,134), capital of Doubs dept., E France, in Franche-Comté, on the Doubs. An industrial town with metallurgical, textile, and food-processing industries, it is especially famous for its clock and watch manufactures; its watch school is
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1. a department of E France, in Franche-Comt? region. Capital: Besan?on. Pop.: 505 557 (2003 est.). Area: 5258 sq. km (2030 sq. miles)
2. a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Sa?ne River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)
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