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[rahyn-land-puh-lat-n-eyt, -it, -luh nd-] /ˈraɪnˌlænd pəˈlæt nˌeɪt, -ɪt, -lənd-/
a state in W Germany: formerly part of Rhine Province. 7655 sq. mi. (19,825 sq. km).
Capital: Mainz.
a state of W Germany: formed in 1946 from the S part of the Prussian Rhine province, the Palatinate, and parts of Rhine-Hesse and Hesse-Nassau; part of West Germany until 1990: agriculture (with extensive vineyards) and tourism are important. Capital: Mainz. Pop: 4 059 000 (2003 est). Area: 19 832 sq km (7657 sq miles) German name Rheinland-Pfalz


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