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Auxonne
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. AUXONNE is a French commune in the Côte-d\'Or department in the Burgundy
Burgundy
region of eastern France
France
. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Auxonnais or Auxonnaises. Auxonne
Auxonne
is one of the sites of the defensive structures of Vauban
Vauban
, clearly seen from the train bridge as it enters the Auxonne
Auxonne
SNCF
SNCF
train station on the Dijon
Dijon
- Besançon
Besançon
train line. It also was home to the Artillery School where Napoleon received his first training
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Communes Of France
(incl. overseas regions ) Departments (incl. overseas departments ) Arrondissements Cantons Intercommunality Métropole Communauté urbaine Communauté d\'agglomération Communauté de communes Communes Associated communes Municipal arrondissements Others in Overseas France Overseas collectivities Sui generis collectivity Overseas country Overseas territory Clipperton Island The COMMUNE (French pronunciation: ​ ) is a level of administrative division in the French Republic . French communes are roughly equivalent to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany
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Ancient Greek
The ANCIENT GREEK language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece
Greece
and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD. It is often roughly divided into the Archaic period (9th to 6th centuries BC), Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BC), and Hellenistic period
Hellenistic period
( Koine Greek
Koine Greek
, 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD). It is antedated in the second millennium BC by Mycenaean Greek and succeeded by medieval Greek . The language of the Hellenistic phase is known as Koine (common). Koine is regarded as a separate historical stage of its own, although in its earliest form it closely resembled Attic Greek and in its latest form it approaches Medieval Greek
Medieval Greek
. Prior to the Koine period, Greek of the classic and earlier periods included several regional dialects
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Homophone
A HOMOPHONE is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning. A homophone may also differ in spelling. The two words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat , caret , and carrot , or to, two, and too. The term "homophone" may also apply to units longer or shorter than words, such as phrases, letters, or groups of letters which are pronounced the same as another phrase, letter, or group of letters. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms . Homophones that are spelled differently are also called HETEROGRAPHS. A word or unit with this property is said to be "homophonous"
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Besançon
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. BESANçON (French and Arpitan : French pronunciation: ( listen ); archaic German : Bisanz, Latin
Latin
: Vesontio) is the capital of the department of Doubs
Doubs
and the former capital of Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
, a region in eastern France
France
close to the border with Switzerland
Switzerland
. Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
has since been merged with the neighbouring region of Burgundy
Burgundy
to become Bourgogne-Franche-Comté , the capital of which is Dijon
Dijon

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Jura Mountains
The JURA MOUNTAINS (French pronunciation: ​ ; German pronunciation: ) French : Massif du Jura, (German : Juragebirge, Italian : Massiccio del Giura) are a sub-alpine mountain range located north of the Western Alps , mainly following the course of the France–Switzerland border . The Jura separates the Rhine
Rhine
and Rhône
Rhône
basins, forming part of the watershed of each. The name "Jura" is derived from juria, a Latinized form of a Celtic stem jor- "forest". The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura , the Swiss Canton of Jura
Canton of Jura
, the Jurassic
Jurassic
period of the geologic timescale , and the Montes Jura of the Moon
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand
New Zealand
, and a Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba
Cochabamba
. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Beaujolais (province)
BEAUJOLAIS (French pronunciation: ​ ; Arpitan : Biôjolês) is a historical province and a wine-producing region in France
France
. It is located north of Lyon
Lyon
, and covers parts of the north of the Rhône département ( Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes
) and parts of the south of the Saône-et-Loire
Saône-et-Loire
département ( Burgundy
Burgundy
). The region is known internationally for its long tradition of winemaking , and more recently for the enormously popular Beaujolais nouveau
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SNCF
SNCF
SNCF
(SOCIéTé NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANçAIS; "National society of French railways" or "French National Railway Corporation") is France
France
's national state-owned railway company and manages the rail traffic in France
France
and the Principality of Monaco
Monaco
. SNCF
SNCF
operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV
TGV
, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure. SNCF
SNCF
employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily
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Aussonne
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. AUSSONNE is a commune in the Haute-Garonne
Haute-Garonne
department in southwestern France
France

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Franche-Comté
FRANCHE-COMTé (French pronunciation: ​ ; literally "Free County", Frainc-Comtou dialect : Fraintche-Comtè; Arpitan : Franche-Comtât; German : Freigrafschaft; Spanish : Franco Condado) is a former administrative region and a traditional province of eastern France. Since 1 January 2016, it is part of the new region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté . It is composed of the modern departments of Doubs
Doubs
, Jura , Haute-Saône and the Territoire de Belfort . In 2009, its population was 1,168,208. The region is named after the Franche Comté de Bourgogne (Free County of Burgundy
Burgundy
), definitively separated from the region of Burgundy
Burgundy
proper in the fifteenth century. In 2016, these two halves of the historic Kingdom of Burgundy
Burgundy
were reunited, as the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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Peintre
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. PEINTRE is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
in eastern France
France

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Bresse
BRESSE (Arpitan : BRêSSE) is a former French province . It is located in the regions of Rhône-Alpes , Bourgogne , and Franche-Comté of eastern France . The geographical term Bresse has two meanings: Bresse bourguignonne (or louhannaise), which is situated in the east of the department of Saône-et-Loire , and Bresse, which is located in the department of Ain . The corresponding adjective is bressan, and the inhabitants are Bressans. Bresse extends from the Dombes on the south to the Doubs River on the north, and from the Saône eastwards to the Jura mountains , measuring some 60 miles in the former, and 20 miles in the latter direction. It is a plain varying from 600 to 800 feet above the sea, with few eminences and a slight inclination westwards. Heaths and coppice alternate with pastures and arable land; pools and marshes are numerous, especially in the north. Its chief rivers are the Veyle, the Reyssouze and the Seille, all tributaries of the Saône
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Lyon
Centre: Parc de la Tête d\'Or , Confluence district and the Vieux Lyon
Lyon
. Bottom: Pont Lafayette, Part-Dieu district with the Place Bellecour in foreground during Festival of Lights
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Rainans
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. RAINANS is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
in eastern France
France

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Miocene
The MIOCENE ( /ˈmaɪəˌsiːn/ ) is the first geological epoch of the Neogene
Neogene
Period and extends from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago (Ma). The Miocene
Miocene
was named by Sir Charles Lyell . Its name comes from the Greek words μείων (meiōn, “less”) and καινός (kainos, “new”) and means "less recent" because it has 18% fewer modern sea invertebrates than the Pliocene
Pliocene
. The Miocene
Miocene
follows the Oligocene Epoch and is followed by the Pliocene
Pliocene
Epoch. As the earth went from the Oligocene through the Miocene
Miocene
and into the Pliocene, the climate slowly cooled towards a series of ice ages
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