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Przhevalsk

PRZHEVALSK, formerly Karakol (renamed in 1889), a town of Russian Turkestan, in the province of Semiryechensk, 8 m. S.E. of Lake Issyk-kul. Nikolai Przhevalsky (Przevalsky q.v.), the Russian explorer in Central Asia, died here in 1889, and a monument has been erected to his memory. It is a growing town, and had in 1897 a population of 7985.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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