Davis, city (1990 pop. 46,209), Yolo co., central Calif. settled in the 1850s, inc. 1917. It is an education center with light industry machinery, processed foods, and computer equipment are produced. The extensive Univ. of California at Davis, which has a major agricultural research center as well as schools of law, medicine, and engineering and the Mondavi performing arts center, is there. The National Primate Center and a university of Native American and Chicano cultures are also in Davis.

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