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Albemarle,city (1990 pop. 14,939), seat of Stanly co., central N.C., in the Piedmont region; inc. 1857. A marketing center in an agricultural area of cotton, grain, poultry, soybeans, and livestock, Albemarle also produces apparel, mobile homes, electrical equipment, textiles, building materials, and auto components. Pfeiffer College is in nearby Misenheimer.
Albemarle,island, Ecuador: see Galápagos IslandsGalápagos Islands
[Span.,=tortoises], archipelago and province (1990 pop. 9,785), 3,029 sq mi (7,845 sq km), Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean c.650 mi (1,045 km) W of South America on the equator. There are 13 large islands and many smaller ones; Isabela (Albemarle; c.
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