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Weymouth and Melcombe Regis

Weymouth and Melcombe Regis wā´məth, mĕl´kəm rē´jĭs [key], town (1991 pop. 38,384), Dorset, SW England, on Weymouth Bay. It is a port and a resort town with wide beaches. The port was active in the wool trade in the Middle Ages. Grain, fertilizers, and Portland stone are exported potatoes, flowers, and tomatoes are imported. The resort facilities are mostly in Melcombe Regis Elizabeth I amalgamated the two towns in 1571. Weymouth was an embarkation base for the invasion of Normandy in 1944.

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