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A river, about 525 km (325 mi) long, of northeast France flowing generally northwest to the Seine River. It was the scene of heavy fighting in World War I (1914 and 1918) and World War II (1944).
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1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne. Pop: 563 027 (2003 est). Area: 8205 sq km (3200 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in NE France, rising on the plateau of Langres and flowing north, then west to the River Seine, north of Paris: linked by canal with the Rivers Saône, Rhine, and Aisne; scene of two unsuccessful German offensives (1914, 1918) during World War I. Length: 525 km (326 miles)
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a river in NE France flowing W to the Seine near Paris. 325 mi. (525 km) long.
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