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Manteca (măntēˈkə) [key], city (1990 pop. 40,773), San Joaquin co., central Calif.; founded 1870, inc. 1918. There is diverse agriculture, including grapes, sugar beets, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and nursery products. Industries include food processing and light manufacturing. A large army depot is nearby.

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