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Simplon

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmplɒn/
A pass in the Alps in southern Switzerland, consisting of a road built by Napoleon in 1801-5 at an altitude of 2,028 m (6,591 ft) and a railway tunnel (built in 1922) which links Switzerland and Italy.

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