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Tyumen

TYUMEN, a town in West Siberia, in the government of Tobolsk, situated where the chief highway from Russia acros the Urals touches the first navigable river (the Tura) of Siberia Pop. (1900), 29,651. A railway passing through Ekaterinburg (202 m west by rail) and the principal ironworks on the eastern slopes of the middle Urals connects Tyumen with Perm, th erminus of steamboat traffic on the Kama and Volga. Tyumen has regular steam communication with Omsk and Semisalatinsk Irtysh (steamers penetrating as far as Lake Zaisan n Dzungaria), with Tomsk, and other places in the Altai, and with the Arctic Ocean and the fisheries of the lower Ob. ?he town is well built, and stands on both banks of the Tura, here spanned by a bridge. The' inhabitants have always been enowned for their industrial skill. Woollen cloth, linen, belts, jarges, paper, and especially boots and gloves, are manufactured o a large amount; and Tyumen carpets have a great reputation n Russia and Siberia.

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

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