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URALSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 788 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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URALSK, a town of Asiatic Russia, the capital of the province of the same name, on the Ural river, 165 m. W.S.W. of Orenburg, and 270 M. by rail E. of Saratov. Pop. (1885) 26,055; (1901) 38,919. It is rapidly developing owing to its trade with the nomad Kirghiz in cattle, sheep and animal pro-ducts, all of which are exported to Russia; it is also a centre for trade in grain. It has two cathedrals, founded, one in the 18th century, the other in 1837; a small museum, a school farm, a people's palace, free libraries, and branches of the Russian Geographical and the Fisheries Societies.
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