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Harwich

(hăr`ĭj), town (1991 pop. 17,245), Essex, E central England, on the estuary of the Stour and the Orwell rivers. An important port, Harwich imports foodstuffs, iron and steel, and machinery; it exports chemicals and automobiles. In wartime it has been a naval base. Harwich serves as a port for passenger ships to Denmark, Germany, and Holland. There is also container-ship service from Harwich to Zeebrugge, Belgium. The town's other industries are boatbuilding, fishing, light engineering, and cement manufacture. An ancient town, Harwich was known in the Middle Ages for its port and had an important shipbuilding industry in the 17th cent.

Harwich

a port in SE England, in NE Essex on the North Sea. Pop.: 20 130 (2001)
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Money will buy most things, nowadays, sir," he observed, "but if it isn't fit for our mail boat, it certainly isn't fit for anything else that can come into Harwich Harbour.
The stowaways - 35 Afghan nationals, 22 Chinese nationals, 10 people from Vietnam and one Russian - were discovered at Harwich International Port after a search by Border Force officials.
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