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[suh-rawf, -rof; Russian syi-rawf] /səˈrɔf, -ˈrɒf; Russian syɪˈrɔf/
a city in the W Russian Federation in Asia, E of the Ural Mountains. Unabridged
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city, Sverdlovsk oblast (province), western Russia. It lies along the Kakva River, a tributary of the Sosva River. The city developed in the 1890s into the largest pre-Revolutionary ironworking centre in the Ural Mountains, producing rails for the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Today, with a large, full-cycle iron and steel plant, it is the main centre of the northern Urals mining and metallurgical region. Pop. (1991 est.) 106,800

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