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a town in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River
Dubuque is a city in and the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. In 2012 its population was 58,155, a decrease of 0.1%, making it the tenth-largest city in the state and the county's population was 93,653. The city lies at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area. Geographically, it is part of the Driftless Area, a portion of North America that escaped all three phases of the Wisconsinian Glaciation. One of the few large cities in Iowa with hills, it is a major tourist destination, attracted to the city's unique architecture and river location. Also, it is home to five institutions of higher education, making it a center for culture and learning. While Dubuque has long been a center of manufacturing, the economy has recently had rapid growth and diversification in other areas. In 2005, the city led the state and the Midwest in job growth, ranking as the 22nd fastest-growing economy nationally. Today, alongside industry, the city has large health care, education, tourism, publishing, and financial service sectors.
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a town in Iowa, U.S., on the Mississippi, with lead-mines and a trade in grain, timber, &c.
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