Definitions for valenciennesvəˌlɛn siˈɛnz, -ˈɛn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Va•len•ci•ennesvəˌlɛn siˈɛnz, -ˈɛn(n.)
a city in N France, SE of Lille. 43,202.
Category: Geography (places)
a flat bobbin lace of linen.
A town in the region of Nord, in the north-east of France
Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies on the Scheldt river. Although the city and region experienced a steady population decline between 1975 and 1990, it has since rebounded. The 1999 census recorded that the population of the commune of Valenciennes was 41,278, and that of the metropolitan area was 399,677.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient fortified city in the dep. Nord, France, on the Scheldt, 32 m. SE. of Lille, with a citadel planned by Vauban, a fine town-hall, and a modern Gothic church and other buildings; has textile manufactures, besides iron-works, and was once famous for its lace.
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