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Bouchesdu Rhone

Bouches du Rhone (i.e. Mouths of the Rhone) is a French department, and was formerly a part of Provence. Its capital is Marseilles, and it is divided into the three arrondissements Marseilles, Aix, and Arles. Its chief river is the Rhone with its tributary the Durance, Among its industries are coal-mines, marble, limestone, and gypsum quarrying. Figs, olives, nuts, almonds, etc., are also successfully produced, and its salt-works are the largest in France. Among other of its products are wine, brandy, vinegar, etc.