Abakan

Abakan

[ah-buh-kahn; Russian uh-buh-kahn]
noun
a city in and the capital of the Khakass Autonomous Region in the Russian Federation in Asia, on the Yenisei River.
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Khakass Autonomous Region

noun
an autonomous region in the Russian Federation, in S Siberia. 19,161 sq. mi. (49,627 sq. km). Capital: Abakan.
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Abakan (Russian abaˈkan)
 
n
a city in S central Russia, capital of the Khakass Republic, at the confluence of the Yenisei and Abakan Rivers. Pop: 167 000 (2005 est)

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abakan

city and administrative centre of the republic of Khakassia, south-central Russia. The city lies on the left bank of the Abakan River near its confluence with the Yenisey River. The starting point of a southern Siberian railway line (opened in 1960), Abakan is connected with Novokuznetsk and thence to Barnaul, Akmolinsk, and Magnitogorsk. The city has metalworking, footwear, and food-processing industries, and coal and iron ore are mined in the vicinity. Pop. (2006 est.) 163,980.

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