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Columbia

Capital of South Carolina, USA, on the Congaree River in the centre of the state. Founded as state capital In 1786, it was nearly destroyed in the American Civil War. It is home to the University of South Carolina (1801), Columbia College (1854), Allen University (1870) and the Woodrow Wilson Museum. Industries: textiles, printing, electronic equipment. Pop. (2000) 116,278.

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