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Narbonne (Roman Narbo, and capital of Gallia Narbonensis), a town of southern France, near the Mediterranean, in the department of Aude. The town is on a plain surrounded by hills, and is 33 miles E. of Carcassone. The streets are irregular, and the Robine Canal flows through the town. Among the good promenades possessed by it are the Esplanade and the Allee des Soupers. The 13th-century church of St. Juste, the town-hall with lofty tower, the barracks, and hospital are the chief public buildings. The principal industries are the manufactures of verdigris, linen, hosiery, and leather. There are distilleries, and dye-, brick-, and tile-works. There is a trade in honey, corn, wine, brandy, oil, salt, and saltpetre. Narbonne was the first formed of the Roman colonies beyond the Alps, but there are few Roman remains.