], Ger. Lothringen,
region and former province, NE France, bordering in the N on Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany, in the E on Alsace, in the S on Franche-Comté, and in the W on Champagne. It is now divided into four departments—Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, and Vosges. In Moselle dept., of which Metz
is the capital, German is widely spoken along with French. The rest of Lorraine is French-speaking. Nancy
is its economic and intellectual center.
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