South Gate, city (1990 pop. 86,284), Los Angeles co., S Calif., an industrial suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1923. Among the city's manufactures are metal, electrical, paper, and rubber products; consumer goods; machinery; foods; chemicals; cutting tools; and furniture. The city's population increased significantly in the late 20th century.
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