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Albemarle, city (1990 pop. 14,939), seat of Stanly co., central N.C., in the Piedmont region; inc. 1857. A marketing center in an agricultural area of cotton, grain, poultry, soybeans, and livestock, Albemarle also produces apparel, mobile homes, electrical equipment, textiles, building materials, and auto components. Pfeiffer College is in nearby Misenheimer.

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Albemarle, island, Ecuador: see Galápagos Islands.