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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Pronounced Pron. alzas(French)
ælˈsæs(English, American English)
ælˈseɪs(American English)
ˈælsæs(American English)
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Meaning & History

From Old High German Ali-saz or Elisaz, meaning "foreign domain". Alternatively, from Germanic Ell-sass, meaning "seated on the Ill", a river in Alsace.

Alsace was the easternmost region in France, and was combined with the former regions of Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine to create Grand Est, which was provisionally known as Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine.
Added 6/16/2022 by portanbeag
Edited 6/16/2022 by portanbeag