AUBERVILLIERS, or Aubervilliers-les-Vertus, a town
of northern France, in the department of Seine, on the canal
St Denis, 2 m. from the right bank of the Seine and 1 m. N. of
the fortifications of Paris. Pop. (1906) 33,358. Its manufactures
include cardboard, glue, oils, colours, fertilizers, chemical
products, perfumery, &c. During the middle ages and till
modern times Aubervilliers was the resort of numerous pilgrims,
who came to pay honour to Notre Dame des Vertus. In 1814
the locality was the scene of a stubborn combat between the
French and the Allies.
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