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[wilks-bar-ee, -bar-uh, -bair] /ˈwɪlksˌbær i, -ˌbær ə, -ˌbɛər/
a city in E Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River. Unabridged
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city, seat (1786) of Luzerne county, northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S. It lies in the Wyoming Valley and along the Susquehanna River, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Scranton. Wilkes-Barre is the hub of a metropolitan district embracing more than 30 contiguous municipalities.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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