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South San Francisco

South San Francisco, city (1990 pop. 54,312), San Mateo co., W Calif. inc. 1908. South San Francisco has several industrial parks its manufactures include medical supplies and equipment, foods, paint, paper products, consumer goods, and clothing. The city's founding and growth were spurred in the late 19th cent. by the cattle-ranching and meatpacking industries. Nearby is San Francisco International Airport.

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