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Port Angeles ăn´jələs [key], city (1990 pop. 17,710), seat of Clallam co., NW Wash., on Juan de Fuca Strait opposite Victoria, British Columbia inc. 1890. A port of entry with a good harbor, Port Angeles is a boating and fishing center, with ferry service to Victoria. There is logging and the manufacture of wood products and transportation equipment many pulp and paper mills are in the area. The city is also a resort and the headquarters for Olympic National Park (see National Parks and Monuments , table). A U.S. Coast Guard air rescue station is there, and the Lower Elwha Indian Reservation is to the northwest.

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