Bettendorf bĕt´əndocircrf˝ [key], city (1990 pop. 28,132), Scott co., E Iowa, on the Mississippi River settled c.1840, inc. 1903. Manufactures include transportation equipment, asphalt, pools and spas, and electronic products there is metal processing. Bettendorf's growth in the late 20th cent. led to its displacing East Moline as one of the Quad Cities the others are Davenport and Moline and Rock Island , Ill.

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