THE ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA

A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE AND GENERAL INFORMATION

ELEVENTH EDITION 1911

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ASTARA, a port of Russian Transcaucasia, government of Baku, on the Caspian, in 38į 27′ N. lat. and 48į 53′ E. long., on the river of the same name, which forms the frontier between Persia and Russia. Russian merchandize is landed there and forwarded to AzerbŠijŠn and Tabriz via Ardebil.
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