Seine-et-Marne

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Seine-et-Marne

(sĕn-ā-märn), department (1990 pop. 1,078,944), N central France, in BrieBrie
, region, Marne and Seine-et-Marne depts., N France, E of Paris. Rich in wheat and cattle, it is famous for Brie cheese. The smaller section of the region (Brie française) forms part of the Île-de-France and is very fertile.
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. MelunMelun
, town (1990 pop. 36,489), capital of Seine-et-Marne dept., N central France, SE of Paris. It is an important industrial center where automobile bodies, airplane engines, leather products, pharmaceuticals, and elastics are produced.
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 is the capital.
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Seine-et-Marne

 

a department in northern France, located on the Brie plateau. Area, 5,900 sq km; population, 756,000 (1975). The department’s capital is Melun. Industry employs 32 percent of the labor force, and agriculture 7percent (1968). Commodity farming includes the raising of wheat, corn, and sugar beets; cattle and sheep are also raised. In addition to machine building and printing, Seine-et-Marne has a food-processing industry, which includes the production of cheese, and a paper industry.

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Seine-et-Marne

a department of N central France, in Île-de-France region. Capital: Melun. Pop.: 1 232 467 (2003 est.). Area: 5931 sq. km (2313 sq. miles)
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