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Abakansk

Abakansk, a fortified town of Siberia, in the Russian government of Yeniseisk, on the river Yenisei, 144 m. SSW. of Krasnoyarsk, in lat. 54 deg. 20' N., long. 91 deg. 40' E. This is considered the mildest and most salubrious place in Siberia, and is remarkable for certain tumuli (of the Li Kitai) and statues of men from seven to nine feet high, covered with hieroglyphics. Peter the Great had a fort built here in 1707. Pop. 48,000 (est. 1956).

Based on an article from a well-known encyclopedia published in 1911.



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