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Davenport (pop. 350,861), city in east central Iowa, on the Mississippi River. It became a commercial center in 1856, when a railroad bridge was built across the river. Its main products include aluminum, cement, industrial and farm equipment, and processed meats. Davenport and the Illinois cities of Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline make up the metropolitan area referred to as the Quad Cities.

See also: Iowa.

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