Taganrog

Taganrog

[tag-uhn-rog; Russian tuh-guhn-rawk]
noun
1.
a seaport in the S Russian Federation in Europe, on the Gulf of Taganrog.
2.
an arm of the Sea of Azov.
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Taganrog (Russian təɡanˈrɔk)
 
n
a port in SW Russia, on the Gulf of Taganrog (an inlet of the Sea of Azov): founded in 1698 as a naval base and fortress by Peter the Great: industrial centre. Pop: 281 000 (2005 est)

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taganrog

city and seaport, Rostov oblast (province), southwestern Russia. It lies on the northern coast of Taganrog Gulf of the Sea of Azov. Founded as a fortress and naval base in 1698 by Peter I the Great, Taganrog developed in the 19th century as a grain-exporting port. Although overshadowed by Rostov-na-Donu, it is still a significant port for the Donets Basin coalfield and industrial area. Steel, steel sheets and pipes, high-pressure boilers, and combine harvesters are made, and there are ship repair yards; leatherworking and other light industries are also carried on.

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