town, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, northeastern Italy, near the Gulf of Trieste. A busy industrial centre, Monfalcone is known for its shipyards and also has chemical factories, oil refineries, ironworks, and steelworks. It was rebuilt after heavy damage in World War I. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 27,623.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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