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Créteil (krātāˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 82,390), capital of Val-de-Marne dept., N central France, on the Marne River. Motors, electrical equipment, gold and silver items, and varnish are produced. A church built in the 12th and 13th cent. is in Créteil.

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