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ABAKANSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 6 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABAKANSK, a fortified town of Siberia, in the Russian government of Yeniseisk, on the river Yenisei, 144 M. S.S.W. of Krasnoyarsk, in lat. 54°2o' N., long. 91°4o' E. This is considered the mildest and most salubrious place in Siberia, and is remark-able for certain tumuli (of the Li Kitai) and statues of men from seven to nine feet high, covered with hieroglyphics. Peter the Great had a fort built here in 1707. Pop. 2000.
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