Salon-de-Provence (sälôNˈ-də-prôväNsˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 35,041), Bouches-du-Rhône dept., SE France. Its major manufactures are olive oil, petroleum products, coffee, and soap. In the town are churches dating from the 12th to the 14th cent. It has been the site of the French air force academy since 1936.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: French Political Geography