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Barry

Barry, Welsh Barri, town (1991 pop. 45,053) and port, Vale of Glamorgan, S Wales, on the Bristol Channel. Once a major coal-exporting port, its more diversified export products include cement, flour, and steel products. The leading imports are bananas, oil, timber, grain, and sand. Barry also has large storage and ship-repair facilities. The town is a seaside resort especially noted for the beaches on Barry Island, which is linked to the mainland.

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