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Lons-le-Saunier(lôN-lə-sōnyā`), town (1990 pop. 20,140), capital of Jura dept., E France, at the foot of the Jura Mts. A saltwater spa since Roman times, the town has food and textile industries and varied manufactures. Parts of its Romanesque church date from the 11th cent.
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a town in E France: saline springs; manufactures sparkling wines. Pop.: 25 867 (1999)
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