Canal du Midi

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Ca·nal du Mi·di

(kä-näl′ do͞o mē-dē′)
A canal in southern France, about 240 km (150 mi) long, connecting the Garonne River to the Gulf of Lion near Montpellier. Completed in 1681, the canal permitted shipment of goods between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, bypassing the Iberian Peninsula and Gibraltar.
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