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Évry (āvrēˈ) [key], town (1991 pop. 45,854), capital of Essonne dept., N central France. The major industry is the manufacture of aeronautic equipment. A suburb of Paris, it is one of several developments built since 1965. The first 20th-century cathedral to be built in France opened there in 1996.

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