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Campobasso (kämˌpōbäsˈsō) [key], city (1991 pop. 50,941), capital of Molise and of Campobasso prov., S central Italy. It is an agricultural and industrial center. Manufactures include cement, soap, textiles, and cutlery. In the city are a 15th-century castle and a museum of archaeology.

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