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