Pronunciation: (bel-fôr', bā-), [key]
1. Ter•ri•toire de Pronunciation: (te-rē-twar' du), [key]a department in E France. 128,125; 235 sq. mi. (610 sq. km). Cap.: Belfort.
2. a fortress city in E France, strategically located on a mountain pass between the Vosges and Jura mountains: siege 1870–71; battle 1944. 57,317.
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