1 a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop.: 493133 (1994 est.). Area: 5258 sq. km (2030 sq. miles)
2 a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains, becoming part of the border between France and Switzerland and flowing generally southwest to the Saône River. Length: 430 km (267 miles)
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