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Yakutsk, Town Of

YAKUTSK, TOWN OF, a town of Asiatic Russia, capital of the province of the same name, in 62 2' N. and 129 44' E., 1165 m. N.E. of Irkutsk, on a branch of the Lena. Pop. about 7000. The old fort is destroyed, except its five wooden towers. The wooden houses are built upon high basements to protect them from the floods. Yakutsk possesses a theological seminary and a cathedral. Its merchants carry on trade in furs, mammoth ivory and reindeer hides. The town was founded in 1632.

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

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