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Nelson

Nelson, city (1996 pop. 40,242), N South Island, New Zealand, at the head of Tasman Bay. It is a center of fruit production, with other light industries. The Cawthron Institute for scientific research is in the city. Nelson is known as a retirement and resort area.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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