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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in southeastern Gabon, on the Ogooué River. Population, approximately 40,000. Franceville is a highway junction. Industry is represented by food processing. Manganese and uranium are mined nearby, at Mouanda and Mounana, respectively.
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