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RENO, a city of Nevada, the county-seat of Washoe co. It is on the Truckee river, and on the Southern Pacific, the Virginia and Truckee, and the Nevada, California, and Oregon railroads. It is also on the Truckee-Carson canal, a government irrigation project extending over 30 miles. It is the chief city of the State in industry, and contains railroad shops, reduction works, flour mills, and meat-packing houses. It is the seat of the Nevada State University, and has the United States Agricultural Experiment Station, the State Hospital for Mental Diseases, the Mackay School of Mines, a public library, Y. M. C. A. buildings, etc. Pop. (1910) 10,867; (1920) 12,016.