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Yakutsk

[yuh-kootsk] /yəˈkutsk/
noun
1.
the capital of the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Lena River.

Yakut Autonomous Republic

noun
1.
an autonomous republic in the NE Russian Federation in Asia. 1,198,146 sq. mi. (3,103,200 sq. km).
Capital: Yakutsk.
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Yakutsk

/Russian jɪˈkutsk/
noun
1.
a port in E Russia, capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), on the Lena River. Pop: 214 000 (2005 est)
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city and capital of Sakha republic (Yakutia), in far northeastern Russia, on the Lena River. A fort was founded on the Lena's low right bank in 1632 and transferred 43 miles (70 km) upstream to the present site of Yakutsk in 1642. Long a small provincial centre of wooden houses where, beginning in the 19th century, dissidents were exiled, Yakutsk has grown in size and acquired light industries, up-to-date housing, and paved streets, but its functions remain primarily those of administration and of a river port. It has a university (founded 1956). Pop. (1994 est.) 194,400

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