Luton

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Luton

(lo͞o`tən), borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 163,209), S central England on the Lea River. Hats, automobiles, ball bearings, and aircraft parts are among the products manufactured. The English millinery industry was established there during the time of James I.
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Luton

 

a city in Great Britain in Bedfordshire, on the Lea River 50 km north of London. Population, 161,200 (1971). Luton is an important center of the automobile industry; the Vaux-hall plant is located there. Other industries include the manufacture of refrigerating equipment and airplane parts. Hats have long been produced in Luton.

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Luton

1. a town in SE central England, in Luton unitary authority, S Bedfordshire: airport; motor-vehicle industries; university (1993). Pop.: 185 543 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in SE central England, in Bedfordshire. Pop.: 185 200 (2003 est.). Area: 43 sq. km (17 sq. miles)
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