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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in northeastern Venezuela and administrative center of the state of Monagas. Population, 97,300 (1970). Maturin is the center of an agricultural region (primarily livestock raising). A food-processing industry is located there.
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