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Visé

Visé (vēzāˈ) [key], commune (1991 pop. 17,019), Liège prov., E Belgium, on the Meuse River and on the Albert Canal, near the Dutch border. It is a center of cement manufacture. The first battle of World War I was fought there on Aug. 4, 1914. After a fire the same year, the town was rebuilt. It is also known as Wezet.

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