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Cette, a French sea-port, in the department of Herault, and about 20 miles S.W. of Montpelier, occupies the slope and the foot of a hill on a tongue of land that lies between the Mediterranean and the Lagoon of Thau. The harbour, protected by a mole and breakwater, is safe in all weathers, and will accommodate 400 vessels. Canals connect the port with the Rhone, and it has large inland as well as foreign trade. The chief exports are wine, brandy, salt, dried fruits, and fish, verdigris, and corks. There are many factories, and much sardine, cod, and oyster fishing is carried on.