Besançon



a city in and the capital of Doubs, in E France: Roman ruins.
a river in E France, flowing into the Saône River. About 260 miles (420 km) long.
a department in E France. 2031 sq. mi. (5260 sq. km).
Capital: Besançon.
Historical Examples

The Quadroon Mayne Reid
The Quadroon Mayne Reid
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
The Quadroon Mayne Reid
Victor Hugo: His Life and Works G. Barnett Smith
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland George Forrest Browne
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844 Various
A Short History of French Literature George Saintsbury
The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus Ammianus Marcellinus

noun
a city in E France, on the Doubs River: university (1422). Pop: 117 733 (1999)
noun
a department of E France, in Franche-Comté region. Capital: Besançon. Pop: 505 557 (2003 est). Area: 5258 sq km (2030 sq miles)
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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