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Astrakhan

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Astrakhan' (А́страхань; Tatar: sterxan), a major city in southern European Russia, capital of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on the Volga river, close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea, at Template:Coor dm. Astrakhan' contains a kremlin dating from the 1580s, a cathedral (early 18th century), and a university. The city was probably settled under the Mongol dynasties of the 13th century (see Xacitarxan). Ivan IV conquered Astrakhan in 1556, thus opening the entire Volga River to Russian traffic, and it became an important trade center.

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Population (1.1.2004): 502,800.

Astrakhan' is the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast.

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el:Αστραχάν gl:Astrakhan ja:アストラハン la:Astrachanum pl:Astrachań os:Астрахань ru:Астрахань

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