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Atil

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Atil, also spelled Itil (Turkic for "Big River"), was a name of the Volga River and of the capital of Khazaria from the middle of the 8th century until towards the end of the 10th century.

Atil city was located along the Atil (Volga) delta at the northwestern corner of the Caspian Sea. Atil was an administrative center with a court house and royal palace. The city was inhabited by Jews, Christians, Shamanists, and pagans and included many public baths and shops. It was joined by a bridge to an adjacent Muslim-dominated commercial city named Khazaran. In Muslim sources Atil is sometimes referred to as "Khamlij".

As the name of Volga Itil kept at all Turkic peoples in different form.

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