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Gosport (gŏsˈpôrt) [key], city (1991 pop. 69,664) and district, Hampshire, S England. The city is a major port and shares its harbor with Portsmouth. There are ship- and yacht-building facilities and various light industries. Formerly a victualing station for the Royal Navy, Gosport was an embarkation point for the invasion of France in 1944.

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