National City

National City, city (1990 pop. 54,249), San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay inc. 1887. Structural metal is fabricated, and there is shipbuilding and the manufacture of recycling machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic products, signs, furniture, and clothing. The city saw a steady growth in population in the late 20th cent. It serves as the headquarters of the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

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