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Nagaoka (nägäˈôkä) [key], city (1990 pop. 185,938), Niigata prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. An industrial center, it has oil refineries, chemical and food processing plants, engineering works, and machine-building factories. Nagaoka is also a transportation hub and a center for the surrounding skiing industry.

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