Novato (nōväˈtō) [key], residential city (1990 pop. 47,585), Marin co., W Calif., N of San Fransisco on San Pablo Bay; inc. 1960. In a farming and dairying area, it produces cosmetics, metal products, telephone apparatus, lumber, and wiring devices. Point Reyes National Seashore is nearby.
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