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ASKABAD, or ASKHABAD

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 762 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ASKABAD, or ASKHABAD, a town of Russian central Asia, capital of the Transcaspian province, 345 M. by rail S.E. of Krasnovodsk and 594 from Samarkand, situated in a small oasis at the N. foot of the Kopet-dagh range. It has a public lib,rary and a technical railway school; also cotton-cleaning works, tanneries, brick-works, and a mineral-water factory. The trade is valued at £250,000 a year. The population, 2500 in 1881, when the Russians seized it, was 19,428 in 1897, one-third Persians, many of them belonging to the Babi sect.
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