geographical name Ba·sel \ˈbä-zəl\

Definition of BASEL

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

Variants of BASEL

Ba·sel or French Bâle or older Basle \ˈbäl\

Rhymes with BASEL


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