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Alpes-Maritimes

Alpes-Maritimes (älp-märētēmˈ) [key], department (1990 pop. 983,600), SE France, bounded by Italy on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south and surrounding the independent principality of Monaco. Nice is the capital.

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