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Waterford (pop. 39,500), port city in southeastern Ireland, located on the River Suir near the point where it flows into the Waterford Harbour. Waterford was first settled in the A.D. 800s by Vikings. It was captured by the English in 1170. Waterford became prominent during the latter part of the 18th century because of the well-known Waterford crystal glassware manufactured there. The city remains an important export center of locally produced items, including canned fruits and meats, beer, paper, chemicals, furniture, and electrical products.

See also: Ireland.

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