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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.
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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.