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Herndon

(Encyclopedia) Herndon, town (1990 pop. 16,139), Fairfax co., N Va., inc. 1874, rechartered 1938. A suburb of Washington, D.C., Herndon has a mix of light and high-tech industries. Dulles?

Lehigh

(Encyclopedia) Lehigh l?h?, river, 103 mi (166 km) long, rising in NE Pa. and flowing generally SE to the Delaware River at Easton. It flows through the Lehigh Valley, where rich anthracite deposits?

Hillsboro

(Encyclopedia) Hillsboro, city (1990 pop. 37,520), seat of Washington co., NW Oreg., in the Tualatin valley; inc. 1876. Integrated circuits, other high-tech products, furniture, plastics, and medical?

Billerica

(Encyclopedia) Billerica b?lr?k?, town (1990 pop. 37,609), Middlesex co., NE Mass., on the Concord River; settled 1637, inc. 1655. An important high-tech center, its manufactures include computer?

Espoo

(Encyclopedia) Espoo ?sp, Swed. Esbo, city (1998 pop. 204,962), Southern Finland prov., S Finland, 10 mi (16 km) W of Helsinki. Part of the Helsinki metropolitan area, Espoo saw enormous growth in?

Carmel

(Encyclopedia) Carmel. 1 See Carmel-by-the-Sea. 2 City (2012 pop. 83,565), Hamilton co., central Ind., on the White River; platted 1837 as Bethlehem; inc. and renamed 1874. A suburb of Indianapolis,?

ceramics

(Encyclopedia) ceramics s?r?m?ks, materials made of nonmetallic minerals that have been permanently hardened by firing at a high temperature, or objects made of such materials. Most ceramics resist?

Kuala Lumpur

(Encyclopedia) Kuala Lumpur kwl? lo?ompo?or, city (1990 est. pop. 1,750,000), capital of Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, within the Federal Territory?

Haifa

(Encyclopedia) Haifa h?f, city (1994 pop. 246,700), NW Israel, a port on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of Mt. Carmel. Haifa is the chief city of N Israel and the country's principal oil?

Petronas Towers

(Encyclopedia) Petronas Towers, twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that are the world's tallest twin towers. Standing 1,483 ft (452 m) high, they were designed by the Argentinian-?