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 (ô-rĕl′, ō-rĕl′, ôr-yôl′) or Or·yol (ôr-yôl′)
A city of western Russia on the Oka River south of Moscow. Founded in 1566 as a fortified settlement to protect the southern border of Muscovy against the Tatars, it is today an industrial center and a railroad junction.
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(Russian aˈrjɔl) or


(Placename) a city in W Russia; founded in 1564 but damaged during World War II. Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)
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(ɔˈrɛl, oʊˈrɛl; Russ. ʌˈryɔl)

a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, S of Moscow. 335,000.
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