/si dan"/; Fr. /seuh dahonn"/, n.a city in NE France, on the Meuse River: defeat and capture of Napoleon III 1870. 25,430.
* * *▪ Francetown, Ardennes département, Champagne-Ardenne région, northeastern France. Sedan is situated 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the Belgian frontier. It lies on the right bank of the Meuse River along a loop in the river in a depression between two ridges. Sedan was the scene of a French military disaster in 1870 during the Franco-German War. Most of the 17th- and 18th-century houses in the centre of the town were destroyed during the German invasion of France in 1940 during World War II. The 15th-century castle is locally claimed to be the largest in Europe. A statue has been erected in the centre of the town to Marshal Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne, the famous 17th-century French soldier, who was born in the château of the stronghold.Sedan flourished as a cloth-manufacturing centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, first under its princes and later under the French king Louis XIV. Textiles continue to be manufactured in Sedan and the vicinity. Other industries include metalworks, food processing, and the manufacture of automotive parts. Tourism has become increasingly important, and much of the historical town centre has been preserved. Pop. (1999) 20,548; (2005 est.) 20,000.
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