1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Yakutsk (town)

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A town of Asiatic Russia, capital of the province of the same name, in 62° 2' N. and 12 9° 44' E., 1165 m. N.E. of Irkutsk, on a branch of the Lena. Pop. about 7000. The old fort is destroyed, except its five wooden towers. The wooden houses are built upon high basements to protect them from the floods. Yakutsk possesses a theological seminary and a cathedral. Its merchants carry on trade in furs, mammoth ivory and reindeer hides. The town was founded in 1632.