Definition of Basel
1 former canton NW Switzerland, now divided into two half cantons: Basel–Land play \ˈbä-zəl-ˌlänt\ (∗ Liestal area 165 sq miles or 429 sq kilometers, pop 261,400) & Basel–Stadt play \-ˌshtät\ (∗ Basel area 14 sq miles or 36 sq kilometers, pop 186,700)
2 city NW Switzerland ∗ of Basel-Stadt pop 164,850
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