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Pskov

[pskawf] /pskɔf/
noun
1.
a lake in N Europe, between Estonia and the W Russian Federation, forming the S part of Lake Peipus.
2.
a city near this lake, in the NW Russian Federation.
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Pskov

/Russian pskɔf/
noun
1.
a city in NW Russia, on the Velikaya River: one of the oldest Russian cities, at its height in the 13th and 14th centuries. Pop: 203 000 (2005 est)
2.
Lake Pskov, the S part of Lake Peipus in NW Russia, linked to the main part by a channel 24 km (15 miles) long. Area: about 1000 sq km (400 sq miles)
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oblast (province), northwestern Russia. It occupies an area of 21,400 square miles (55,300 square km) in the lowland basins of the Lovat, Shelon, and Velikaya rivers, with intervening low, morainic uplands. Much of the surface is covered by peat bog, grass marsh, and lakes-notably Lake Peipus in the northwest-while most of the remainder has mixed forest of spruce, pine, oak, and birch on infertile soils. The average temperatures are 18 F (8 C) in January and 63 F (17 C) in July. Extensive natural pastures support dairying and cattle raising. Flax is the main crop and the basis for the local linen industry. Fodder crops, potatoes, rye, and oats are also grown. Apart from Pskov city, the oblast headquarters, the other cities are small and are concerned chiefly with processing local agricultural products. About two-thirds of the population is urban. Pop. (2002) 760,810; (2006 est.) 724,594.

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