Chartres



a city in and the capital of Eure-et-Loir, in N France, SW of Paris: cathedral.
a department in central France. 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km).
Capital: Chartres.
noun
a city in NW France: Gothic cathedral; market town. Pop: 40 361 (1999)
noun
a department of N central France, in Centre region. Capital: Chartres. Pop: 412 094 (2003 est). Area: 5940 sq km (2317 sq miles)

cathedral city in central France, said to be named for the Carnutes, Gaulish people who had a sacred place there, whose name is said to be from a root meaning “rock, stone,” but there is a famous “Druid Stone” at the church.

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