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BABADAG, or BABATAG

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 91 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BABADAG, or BABATAG, a town in the department of Tulcea, Rumania; situated on a small lake formed by the river Taitza among the densely wooded highlands of the northern Dobrudja. Pop. (1900) about 3500. The Taitza lake is divided only by a strip of marshland from Lake Razim, a broad landlocked sheet of water which opens on the Black Sea. Babadag is a market for the wool and mutton of the Dobrudja. It was founded by Bayezid I., sultan of the Turks from 1389 to 1403. It occasion-ally served as the winter headquarters of the Turks in their wars with Russia, and was bombarded by the Russians in 1854.
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