Geelong

Geelong jēlông´ [key], city (1991 pop. 126,306), Victoria, SE Australia, on an inlet of Port Phillip Bay. It is a major port. Wool, wheat, meat, and hides are the principal exports oil and phosphates are imported. Among the many industries are wool trading, meatpacking, oil refining, and the manufacture of fertilizers and automobiles. Geelong is a noted educational center and the home of Deakin Univ.

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