Piqua pĭk´wā [key], city (1990 pop. 20,612), Miami co., W Ohio, on the Miami River settled 1797, chartered 1929. It is an industrial city with diverse manufactures, including airplane and automobile parts, steel and iron, paper, aluminum, wood, and metal products. Of special interest is a historical area just north of the city, the site of a number of old Native American villages and of battles during the last conflict of the French and Indian Wars .

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