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Woburn, village, England
Woburn (wo͞oˈbərn), village, Central Bedfordshire, S central England. It is famous for Woburn Abbey (seat of the dukes of Bedford; see Russell, family), an 18th-century mansion constructed on the site of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1145. It contains a noteworthy art collection with many classical works brought from Rome in the 18th cent. A safari park also is there.
Woburn, city, United States
Woburn (wo͞oˈbərn), city (1990 pop. 35,943), Middlesex co., NE Mass.; settled 1640, inc. as a city 1888. Formerly a major center for tanneries, the city has electrical, pharmaceutical, chemical, and leather industries, as well as greenhouses. The scientist Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) was born there; his house is now a museum.
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