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Esch-sur-Alzette (ĕsh-sür-älzĕtˈ) [key] or Esch, city (1991 est. pop. 24,012), SW Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on the Alzette River. It is an industrial center and a rail junction. Manufactures include iron and steel, cement, tar products, and fertilizer.

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