VLADIKAVKAZ , a
See also:town and fortress of Russia in
See also:northern Caucasia, the capital of the province of
See also:Terek . Pop . (1900) 49,924 . It strnds on a
See also:plateau, at an altitude of 2345 ft., on both
See also:banks of the Terek, where that
See also:river issues from the
See also:gorge . It is 434 M. by
See also:rail S.E. from Rostov-on-the-Don, and has
See also:regular communication with
See also:Tiflis (133 m.) by
See also:coach through the Darial Pass (Georgian military road) of the
See also:Caucasus . Moreover, a
See also:line of tailway,
See also:running eastwards to the
See also:Caspian ports of
See also:Petrovsk and
See also:Baku, connects Vladikavkaz, or rather the station Beslan, 14 M . N. of it, with the Transcaucasian railway, i.e. with Tiflis,
See also:Poti and
See also:Batum . Russians, Armenians and Jews constitute the bulk of the population, which also contains Ossetes, Chechens, Ingushes and others . There are distilleries and a number of smaller factories . The fort, around which the town has grown up, was built in 1784 . The town is an episcopal see of the Orthodox Greek
See also:Church .
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