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A city of western Russia on the Ural River. Founded as a fortress in 1743, it is a rail junction and processing center. From 1938 to 1957, it was known as Chkalov.
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Orenburg(ˈɒrənˌbɜːɡ; Russian arɪnˈburk)
(Placename) a city in W Russia, on the Ural River. Pop: 550 000 (2005 est). Former name (1938–57): Chkalov
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O•ren•burg(ˈɔr ənˌbɜrg, ˈoʊr-)
a city in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, on the Ural River. 547,000. Formerly, Chkalov.
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