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ISHTIB, or ISTIB (anc. Astibon, Slay....

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 871 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ISHTIB, or ISTIB (anc. Astibon, Slay. Shtipliye or Shtip), a town of Macedonia, European Turkey, in the vilayet of Kossovo; 45 M. E.S.E. of Uskub. Pop. (1905) about Io,000. Ishtib is built on a hill at the confluence of the small river Ishtib with the Bregalnitza, a tributary of the Vardar. It has a thriving agricultural trade, and possesses several fine mosques, a number of fountains and a large bazaar. A hill on the north-west is crowned by the ruins of an old castle.
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