Geelong

Geelong jēlông´ [key], city, amalgamated since 1993 with neighboring cities and shires into Greater Geelong (2016 pop. 233,429), 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. Geelong is a noted educational center and the home of Deakin Univ.

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