Caribou kâr´ĭbo͞o [key], town (1990 pop. 9,415), Aroostook co., NE Maine, on the Aroostook River inc. 1859. A processing and shipping hub for a potato-growing region, it is also a winter sports center. Nearby Loring Air Force Base, once important to the local economy, is now closed part of the base is now the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge.

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