Anadyr

Anadyr

[ah-nuh-deer]
noun
a river in NE Siberian Russia, flowing SW and E to Anadyr Bay, on the Bering Sea. 695 miles (1118 km) long.
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Anadyr (Russian aˈnadirj)
 
n
1.  a town in Russia, in NE Siberia at the mouth of the Anadyr River; the capital of Chukot Autonomous Okrug. Pop: 11 038 (2002)
2.  a mountain range in Russia, in NE Siberia, rising over 1500 m (5000 ft)
3.  a river in Russia, rising in mountains on the Arctic Circle, south of the Anadyr Range, and flowing east to the Gulf of Anadyr. Length: 725 km (450 miles)
4.  Gulf of Anadyr an inlet of the Bering Sea, off the coast of NE Russia

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anadyr

town and administrative centre, Chukchi autonomous okrug (district), far northeastern Russia. It lies on the southern shore of the estuary of the Anadyr River, which empties into the Bering Sea. Incorporated as a town in 1965, it is a port on the Northern Sea Route and has a meteorologic station and a fishery factory. Small amounts of lignite (brown coal) for local needs are mined nearby. Pop. (2006 est.) 11,193.

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