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Hellín (ĕlyēnˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 25,094), Albacete prov., SE Spain, in Castile–La Mancha. An important marketing and distribution center, it is noted for its sulfur mines, worked since Roman times. Clay and gypsum are also quarried, and footwear, chemicals, and textiles are manufactured.

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