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- territory in E Siberia: 318,375 sq mi (824,588 sq km); pop. 1,851,000
- capital of this territory, on the Amur River: pop. 618,000
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A city of southeast Russia on the Amur River near the Chinese border. Located on the site of a fort established in 1652, it prospered after the coming of the railroad in 1905. Population: 579,000.