Meurthe-et-Moselle


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Meurthe-et-Moselle

(mör'tāmôzĕl`), department (1990 pop. 711,500), NE France, in Lorraine, bordering on Belgium and Luxembourg. NancyNancy
, city (1990 pop. 102,410), capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle dept., NE France, on the Meurthe River and the Marne-Rhine Canal. It is the administrative, economic, and educational center of Lorraine.
..... Click the link for more information.
 is the capital.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Meurthe-et-Moselle

 

a department in France, in the basin of the Moselle River, mainly on the Lorraine plateau. Area, 5,300 sq km; population, 725,000 (1973). The prefecture is the city of Nancy. Meurthe-et-Moselle is an industrial region. In 1968, 36 percent of the working population was engaged in industry, and 6 percent in agriculture. The department is France’s principal producer of iron ore. Meurthe-et-Moselle’s industries include heavy metallurgy and the production of chemicals and clothing. The main agricultural products are fruits and grain.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Meurthe-et-Moselle

a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Nancy. Pop.: 718 250 (2003 est.). Area: 5280 sq. km (2059 sq. miles)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005