Syktyvkar

Syktyvkar

[sik-tif-kahr]
noun
the capital of the Komi Autonomous Republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe.
Formerly Ust Sysolsk.
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Komi Autonomous Republic

[koh-mee]
noun
an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 145,221 sq. mi. (376,122 sq. km). Capital: Syktyvkar.
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Syktyvkar (Russian siktifˈkar)
 
n
a city in NW Russia, capital of the Komi Republic: timber industry. Pop: 230 000 (2005 est)

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syktyvkar

city and capital of Komi republic, northwestern Russia. It lies at the confluence of the Vychegda and Sysola rivers. It was founded in 1586 as Ust-Sysolsk and was made a city in 1780, but its remoteness hindered growth, and in fact it was used as a place of exile. In the 1960s a large timber-processing plant was built on Syktyvkar's northern outskirts, producing paper, pulp, hardboard, and plywood. The modern city has major shipbuilding, ship repair, sawmilling, and paper-pulp industries as well as a teacher-training institute and a branch of the Academy of Sciences. Pop. (1993 est.) 226,300

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