Definitions for Baselˈbɑ zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ba•selˈbɑ zəl(n.)

also Basle

  1. a city in NW Switzerland, on the Rhine River. 192,800.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a canton in N Switzerland, divided into two independent areas.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: French, Bâle. 2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Basel, Basle, Bale(noun)

    a city in northwestern Switzerland

Wiktionary

  1. Basel(ProperNoun)

    A city in Switzerland.

Freebase

  1. Basel

    Basel or Basle is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. In 2011, the Basel agglomeration was the third largest in Switzerland with a population of 500,600 in 74 municipalities in Switzerland and an additional 53 in neighboring countries. The tri-national metropolitan area has around 830,000 inhabitants in 226 municipalities. Located in northwest Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name: "Regio TriRhena". It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation. Basel is German-speaking. The local variant of the Swiss German dialects is called Basel German. Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city comprises a large number of theatres and many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the world's oldest art collection accessible to the public. In addition the Theater Basel was chosen in 1999 as the best stage for German-language performances and in 2009 & 2010 as "Opera of the Year" by German Opera Magazine "Opernwelt".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Basel

    in the NW. of Switzerland, on the Rhine, just before it enters Germany; has a cathedral, university, library, and museum; was a centre of influence in Reformation times, and the home for several years of Erasmus; it is now a great money market, and has manufactures of silks and chemicals; the people are Protestant and German-speaking.

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