The New Student's Reference Work/Lorraine
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Lorraine (lōr-rān'), a country in Europe which at first included Alsace and Friesland and the lands between the Scheldt, Meuse and Rhine. In 954 Lorraine was divided into Upper and Lower Lorraine. The latter, known as Brabant, now forms part of the kingdom of Belgium and the provinces of Brabant and Guelderland in Holland. Upper Lorraine in 1766 was united to France, and afterward subdivided into the departments of Meuse, Moselle, Meurthe and Vosges. The district between Metz and the Vosges, which is called German Lorraine, was ceded to Germany in 1871. It has rich coal and iron fields. See Alsace-Lorraine.