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Motherwell and Wishaw

Motherwell and Wishaw (wĭshˈô) [key], town (1991 pop. 30,616), North Lanarkshire, S central Scotland. The two parts of the town were united in 1920. Formerly a center of heavy industry (coal and steel), Motherwell is concentrating on light engineering to revitalize its declining economy.

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