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Pembroke

Pembroke (pĕmˈbrŏk) [key], Welsh Penfro, town (1991 pop. 7,049), Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, on an inlet of the Milford Haven estuary. The town is an agricultural market with tourism, ship repairing, and light industries. It was formerly the site of several military bases. Pembroke Dock, the town's older section, is mainly industrial. Pembroke contains a 10th-century priory and 12th-century castle. Henry VII was born there.

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