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Abakan

[ah-buh-kahn; Russian uh-buh-kahn] /ˈɑ bəˈkɑn; Russian ʌ bʌˈkɑn/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of the Khakass Autonomous Region in the Russian Federation in Asia, on the Yenisei River.

Khakass Autonomous Region

noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
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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Encyclopedia Article for 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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