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Molfetta(mōlfĕt`tä), city (1991 pop. 66,839), in Apulia, S Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. It is a fishing port and light industrial center. Manufactures include cement, boats, and food products. There is an Apulian-Romanesque cathedral (12th–13th cent.).
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a city and port in southern Italy; located on the Adriatic Sea in Bari Province in the region of Apulia. Population, 65,200 (1968). A fishing center, Molfetta also has shipbuilding, electrotechnical, and food industries.
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