from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central France, an industrial suburb of Paris. Dating from early Christian times as a place of pilgrimage, it is the site of a Benedictine abbey founded in 626. The city's 12th-century Gothic cathedral contains the tombs of numerous French monarchs, including those of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Population: 95,800.
  • The capital of Réunion, a port on the Indian Ocean. It was founded in the late 17th century as a way station on the route to the Orient. Population: 142,600.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The administrative capital of Réunion, the overseas territory of France


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