Salem

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Sa·lem

geographical name \ˈsā-ləm\

Definition of SALEM

1
city & port NE Massachusetts NE of Lynn pop 41,340
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town SE New Hampshire E of Nashua pop 28,776
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city of Oregon on Willamette River pop 154,637
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town W cen Virginia WNW of Roanoke pop 24,802
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city S India in N cen Tamil Nadu SW of Madras pop 693,236

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Salem

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 136,924), capital of Oregon, U.S. It lies along the Willamette River, southwest of Portland. Founded in 1840, the town prospered as migration increased over the Oregon Trail. It became the state capital in 1859. It was an early river port whose growth was stimulated by rail connections in the 1870s. It is a food-processing centre for a fruit-growing and dairy area and has wood and light manufacturing industries.

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