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angren

city, eastern Uzbekistan. It lies on the left bank of the Ohangaron River, 70 miles (115 km) east of Tashkent. The centre of the Uzbekistan coal industry, it was created in 1946 from mining settlements that had grown up in the rich Angren coal basin during World War II; it still consists of disconnected settlements. Angren has a large power station, a large construction-materials industry, and a rubber-fabricating plant. A teacher-training institute and a museum are located in the city. Pop. (1992 est.) 133,000.

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