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(both: sĕt), town (1990 pop. 41,916), Hérault dept., S France, in Languedoc, on the Mediterranean. It is one of the most important commercial and fishing ports of S France, a wine-shipping center, with major gasoline refineries and plants making clothes, liqueurs, and chemical products. The city is crossed by numerous canals, on which jousts by boat-borne combatants are held in summer. The old harbor was designed by Colbert in 1666 and built by Vauban and Riquet. Paul ValéryValéry, Paul
, 1871–1945, French poet and critic. A follower of the symbolists, Valéry was one of the greatest French poets of the 20th cent. He was encouraged by Pierry Loüys and by Mallarmé to publish a few poems in several small reviews, but he
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 was born and is buried there. The town has a school of hydrography and a zoology station of the Univ. of Montpellier.
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a city and port in southern France, on the Mediterranean, Hérault Department. Population, 41,000 (1968). Industry includes the production of wine, food, and clothing and the manufacture of acids and phosphorous fertilizers. An oil refinery is located in Frontignan, in the suburb of Sète.

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A area de estudo esta localizada na depressao Sao Franciscana, inserida em uma regiao de rochas do Grupo Bambui, constituida de calcarios cinzentos intercalados por marmore acinzentado (Formacao Basal ou Sete Lagoas) e ardosias sobrepostas ao calcario (Formacao Santa Helena).
Delga said: "The presence of P&O Ports is a significant undertaking for the Region Occitanie and the Port of Sete, and will contribute to the economic development of Occitanie and France.
Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sete has the capacity to process all types of vessels with additional hectares of land to be developed for the container activity, an ideal entry point to the Region Auvergne-Rhone with direct inland waterway communications and well positioned to serve nearby large centres of population including Toulouse, Montpellier and Clermont-Ferrand, it stated.
We have observed that there are certainly some differences between groups of students who participate in the SETE process and those who do not.
Studies of the generalizability of SETEs have typically considered global ratings, total scores, or separate analyses of specific SETE dimensions.
"Once again the collaboration of Sete Energy and Foster Wheeler has proved successful in the kingdom and we look forward to continuing the relationship that we have built to date," said George Antonopoulos, chief executive officer, Sete Energy.- TradeArabia News Service