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Semipalatinsk, Town Of

SEMIPALATINSK, TOWN OF, a town of Asiatic Russia, capital of the province of the same name, on the right bank of the Irtysh, and on the highway from Dzungaria to Omsk, 683 m. by river S.E. of the latter. Pop. (1881) 17,820, (1897) 26,353. It carries on a considerable trade, especially with the Kirghiz, and has a flourmill, distillery and tanneries. Steamers ply on the Irtysh down to Omsk and up to Lake Zaisan.

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

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