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New Plymouth,city (1996 pop. 48,871), West Coast North Island, New Zealand, on the Tasman Sea. It is a port and a major center for dairying. Other industries include natural gas processing and metal working.
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a city in New Zealand, located on North Island. Population, 39,700 (1972). Port on the North Taranaki Bight, with a railroad station. The city produces leather, meat textiles, and chemicals. Petroleum and natural gas are extracted near New Plymouth.
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a port in New Zealand, on W North Island: founded in 1841. Pop.: 69 200 (2004 est.)
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