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Hull, city (1991 pop. 60,707), SW Que., Canada, at the confluence of the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers, opposite Ottawa; inc. 1875. Hull has a hydroelectric power station. There are paper, pulp, textile, steel, and lumber mills, iron foundries, and cement and meatpacking plants. Hull is a center for service industries and federal government offices. Civil servants form the largest bloc of workers. It contains the Canadian Museum of Civilization and a large casino. Nearby is Gatineau Park, a large recreation area.

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