metropolitan region of modern France in the same general area: 9,092 sq mi (23,548 sq km); pop. 2,306,000; chief city, Nancy
See Lorraine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A historical region and former province of northeast France. Originally part of a kingdom belonging to Lothair I, the region passed to France in 1766 but was ceded with Alsace to Germany after the Franco-Prussian War (1871). The area was returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).