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Igarka

city, Krasnoyarsk kray (region), central Russia. It is 60 miles (100 km) north of the Arctic Circle and lies along the Yenisey River, 418 miles (673 km) from the sea, but is accessible to oceangoing vessels. It was founded in 1929. The city is an important wood-export port both to other parts of Russia and abroad and also serves as a sawmilling centre. A permafrost research station is located there. Pop. (1991 est.) 18,800

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