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a city in the northern USA; capital of Minnesota. Population, 310,000 (1970); with the city of Minneapolis (contiguous with St. Paul), 1.8 million.
St. Paul is a port on the left bank of the Mississippi, at the river’s head of navigation. A railroad and highway junction, it is a large commercial, financial, and industrial center. Industries include the production of transportation machinery, electrical-engineering equipment, and chemical products. St. Paul also has the food-processing (canned meat, flour) and wood-products industries. There is a university in the city.
a city and port on northwestern Réunion Island. Population, 50,000 (1973). There is a railroad station in the city. St. Paul is the center of an agricultural region whose crops include sugarcane and vanilla. Sugar and rum are produced in the city.