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MARGHELAN, or MARGHILAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 705 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MARGHELAN, or MARGHILAN, a town of Asiatic Russia, situated in 4o° 28' N. and 710 45' E., the administrative centre of the province of Ferghana. Pop. (1900), 42,855, mostly Sarts, with Tajiks and Jews. It is a very old town, with high earthen walls and twelve gates, commanded by a fort. It lies in a beautiful, extraordinary fertile and well irrigated district. The heat in summer is excessive. The principal industry is the manufacture of silk; camels' hair and woollen fabrics are also made. The new Russian town, founded in 1877, is 10 M. distant to the south-east, and has a population (1897) of 8977.
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