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TURKESTAN, or HAZRET

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 426 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TURKESTAN, or HAZRET, a town of Russian Turkestan, in the province of Syr-darya, on the railway from Orenburg to Tashkent, from which it lies 165 m. to the N.N.W. Pop. (1897), 11,592. It lies on the right bank. of the Syr-darya river, 20 M. from it, at an altitude of 833 ft. It has a very old mosque of the saint Hazret-Yassavi, which attracts many pilgrims. It is an important depbt for hides, wool and other produce of cattle-breeding. The town was captured by the Russians in 1864.
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