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Izhevsk

[ee-zhifsk] /ˈiˈʒɪfsk/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of the Udmurt Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in Europe.

Udmurt Autonomous Republic

[oo d-moo rt] /ʊdˈmʊərt/
noun
1.
an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation in Europe. 16,250 sq. mi. (42,088 sq. km).
Capital: Izhevsk.
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Izhevsk

/Russian iˈʒɛfsk/
noun
1.
an industrial city in central Russia, capital of the Udmurt Republic. Pop: 632 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Izhevsk

city and capital of Udmurtia, in west-central Russia, lying along the Izh River. Izhevsk was founded in 1760 as a centre of ironworking and later of armaments, and the city remains a major producer of steel, armaments, machine tools, building machinery, and motorcycles. There is also a large automobile plant. Izhevsk's other industries include large-scale sawmilling and the processing of varied foodstuffs. Izhevsk is the cultural and educational centre of Udmurtia, with a scientific institute of the Udmurt language, literature, and history, as well as teacher-training, medical, mechanical, and agricultural institutes. Pop. (1994 est.) 552,800

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