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Seine-Maritime

(sĕn'-märētēm`), formerly

Seine-Inférieure

(–ăNfārēûr`), department (1990 pop. 1,226,200), N France, on the English Channel, mainly in Normandy. Cities include RouenRouen
, city (1990 pop. 105,470), capital of Seine-Maritime dept., N France. Situated on the Seine near its mouth at the English Channel, Rouen functions as the port of Paris, handling an enormous volume of traffic.
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, city (1990 pop. 195,932), Seine-Maritime dept., N France, in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River on the English Channel. It was founded in 1517 as Le Havre-de-Grâce by Francis I. Le Havre became a major seaport in the 19th cent.
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Seine-Maritime

 

a department in northern France, on the English Channel. Area, 6,300 sq km. Population, 1.173million (1975). The capital is Rouen. Industry employs 31percent of the labor force, and agriculture 10percent (1968). The population is concentrated mainly in the valley of the lower Seine, along which run the most important routes linking Paris with the sea. The port and industrial complex of the lower Seine, which includes Le Havre and Rouen, has a large petroleum-refining and petrochemical industry, a machine-building industry (shipbuilding and production of electrical and automotive products), and the textile (Rouen, Elbeuf), food-processing, paper, and metallurgical industries. The chief branch of agriculture is meat and dairy farming.

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Seine-Maritime

a department of N France, in Haute-Normandie region. Capital: Rouen. Pop.: 1 237 263 (2003 est.). Area: 6342 sq. km (2473 sq. miles)
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