McLean, city (1990 pop. 38,168), Fairfax co., N Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Manufacturing includes foods, satellite components, and computer and telecommunications equipment. The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are in McLean, and Tyson's Corner Center, one of the nation's largest shopping centers, also is there.
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