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Port Angeles

Port Angeles (ănˈjələs) [key], city (1990 pop. 17,710), seat of Clallam co., NW Wash., on Juan de Fuca Strait opposite Victoria, British Columbia; inc. 1890. A port of entry with a good harbor, Port Angeles is a boating and fishing center, with ferry service to Victoria. There is logging and the manufacture of wood products and transportation equipment; many pulp and paper mills are in the area. The city is also a resort and the headquarters for Olympic National Park (see National Parks and Monuments, table). A U.S. Coast Guard air rescue station is there, and the Lower Elwha Indian Reservation is to the northwest.

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