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Halesowen (hālzˈōwən) [key], city (1991 pop. 57,533), Dudley metropolitan district, central England. Listed in the Domesday Book as Hala, Halesowen manufactures machine tools, electronic equipment, and bricks. The city also has steel and iron plants. Halesowen was the birthplace of the printer William Caslon and the poet William Shenstone.

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