Fitchburg, industrial city (1990 pop. 41,194), seat of Worcester co., N Mass., on the north branch of the Nashua River; settled c.1730, inc. as a city 1872. Its important paper industry dates approximately from 1805. Other products include fabricated steel, machinery, textiles, apparel, and plastics. Fitchburg State Univ. is there.
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