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Troyes (trwä), city (1990 pop. 60,755), capital of Aube dept., NE France, on the Seine River. It is an industrial town. Hosiery is the main product. Troyes became an episcopal see in the 4th cent. and the capital of Champagne in the 11th cent. Its commercial importance was reflected in its annual fairs, which attracted merchants from throughout the known world. The fairs set standards of weights and measures for the whole of Europe, the troy weight having survived to this day. Troyes was the first town taken by Joan of Arc on her march to Reims. The city has some fine Gothic structures, including the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (13th–16th cent.) and the Church of St. Urban (begun 1262).
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a city in France on the Seine River. Capital of the department of Aube. Population, 75,000 (1968). Troyes is an important center of the knitwear industry. The city produces textile machinery, clothing accessories and notions, and foodstuffs.
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an industrial city in NE France: became prosperous through its great fairs in the early Middle Ages. Pop.: 60 958 (1999)
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