Saint-Nazaire


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Saint-Nazaire

(săN-näzĕr`), city (1990 pop. 66,087), Loire-Atlantique dept., W France, at the mouth of the Loire River on the Bay of Biscay. Saint-Nazaire is an important seaport (mainly for trade with the Antilles and Central America) and a great shipbuilding and industrial center with aeronautical, metallurgical, chemical, and food industries. It is a port for the French navy. Built on the site of an ancient Gallo-Roman town, Saint-Nazaire belonged to the dukes of Brittany in the 14th and 15th cent. A major German submarine base during World War II, Saint-Nazaire was nearly destroyed by Allied bombing.

Saint-Nazaire

a port in NW France, at the mouth of the River Loire: German submarine base in World War II; shipbuilding. Pop.: 65 874 (1999)
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Sunderland and Saint-Nazaire were twinned in 1953 when the British Home Office was promoting links between towns in Britain and elsewhere in Europe to foster peace and harmony after the end of the Second World War.
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