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A city of east-central Russia on the Lena River. It was founded as a fort in 1632.
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(Russian jɪˈkutsk)
(Placename) a port in E Russia, capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), on the Lena River. Pop: 214 000 (2005 est)
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the capital of the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Lena River. 187,000.
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