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 (sär′lănd′, zär′-, -länt′) or Saar (sär, zär)
A region of southwest Germany in the Saar River valley on the border with France. Because of its extensive coal deposits, it was long contested between Germany and France, especially after World War I, when the League of Nations assigned the administration of the newly formed Saar Territory to France. After a 1935 plebiscite, Saarland became a German province, but it was again placed under French control in 1945. Autonomy was rejected by the populace in 1955, and the region officially became a state of West Germany in 1957.

Saar′land′er n.


(German ˈzaːrlant)
(Placename) a state of W Germany: formed in 1919; under League of Nations administration until 1935; occupied by France (1945–57); part of West Germany (1957–90): contains rich coal deposits and is a major industrial region. Capital: Saarbrücken. Pop: 1 060 000 (2003 est). Area: 2567 sq km (991 sq miles)


(ˈzɑrˌlænd, ˈsɑr-)

a state in W Germany, in the Saar River valley. 1,084,201; 991 sq. mi. (2569 sq. km). Cap.: Saarbrücken.
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Massive sewage works in the Saar area are finally nearing completion as contractors come to the finishing stage of a BD5,495,000 project.
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The morning, started innocuously enough, however, there were many of us that found the initial journey to the stable far more challenging than the actual riding, with the whole of the Saar area a no-go zone.
It offers a mix of 82 villas of varied size, ranging from simply elegant to modern to luxurious in the Saar area in Bahrain.
Located in the popular Saar area of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Saar Central covers an area of 65,000 square meters and offers a mix of 82 villas of varied size and appointment, ranging from simply elegant to modern to luxurious.
The centre is a mixed-use commercial development in the heart of the growing Saar area which the developers say has been designed to 'reflect the old Bahraini architectural feel with a moderate modern touch'.
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