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Des Moines(dĭ moin′)
The capital and largest city of Iowa, in the south-central part of the state on the Des Moines River. Established on the site of a fort built in 1843, it grew as a trade center in an agricultural region.
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Des Moines(də ˈmɔɪn; ˈmɔɪnz)
1. (Placename) a city in S central Iowa: state capital. Pop: 196 093 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a river in the N central US, rising in SW Minnesota and flowing southeast to join the Mississippi. Length: 861 km (535 miles)
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Des Moines(də ˈmɔɪn)
1. the capital of Iowa, in the central part, on the Des Moines River. 193,422.
2. a river flowing SE from SW Minnesota through Iowa to the Mississippi River. ab. 530 mi. (850 km) long.
Des Moines′i•an, n.
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