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West Palm Beach,

city (1990 pop. 67,643), seat of Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on Lake Worth (a lagoon) opposite Palm BeachPalm Beach,
town (1990 pop. 9,814), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on a barrier beach between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth (a lagoon); inc. 1911. It is a well-known resort of the wealthy, with many fine estates, luxurious hotels, and yachting facilities.
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, with which it is connected by bridges; inc. 1894. It has commercial fishing and is a center for the research and production of aeronautical and electronic equipment. Tourism is important to the city, which underwent a development boom in the 1970s and 1980s and engineered a successful downtown revival in the 1990s. It was developed by Henry M. FlaglerFlagler, Henry Morrison,
1830–1913, American financier and real-estate developer, b. Hopewell, near Canandaigua, N.Y. As a youth he struck out for himself in Ohio. After trying the grain and salt business, he joined John D. Rockefeller in oil refining.
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 in 1893 as a commercial center for Palm Beach. A canal runs from the city to Lake OkeechobeeOkeechobee, Lake
, c.700 sq mi (1,810 sq km), SE Fla., N of the Everglades; third largest freshwater lake and fourth largest lake wholly within the United States. It is c.35 mi (60 km) long and up to 25 mi (40 km) wide, with a maximum depth of 15 ft (4.6 m).
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. In the city are Palm Beach Atlantic Univ., the Florida campus of Northwood Univ., a campus of South Univ., the Norton Museum of Art, a performing arts center, and a science museum and planetarium. Nearby transportation facilities include Palm Beach International Airport and Port Palm Beach.
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West Palm Beach


a city and port in the southeastern USA, in the state of Florida. Population, 61,000 (1975). West Palm Beach has a railroad station. The city produces jet engines, building materials, and electronics equipment. Another important industry is food processing. West Palm Beach is a trade center of an agricultural region in which vegetables and citrus fruits are grown. The city is a winter resort.

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