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Angren(ən-gryĕn`), city (1989 pop. 131,970), in the Tashkent region, Uzbekistan. The largest lignite-mining center in Central Asia, it was developed during and after World War II.
city in the Tashkent Oblast of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. Located on the left bank of the Angren Valley, consists of several separate sections. Railroad terminal on the branch from Tashkent. The main highway from Tashkent to Kokand passes through Angren. In 1969 the population of Angren was 94,000. The city was formed in 1946 on the basis of settlements which had grown up in connection with the coal processing in the Angren coal basin. It is the center of the coal industry in Uzbekistan. An underground coal-gas plant, a large state district power plant, building-materials enterprises (reinforced-concrete structural-element, cement, and asphalt-cement plants, a combine for manufacturing ceramic products, and others), and food industry enterprises are located in Angren. The city has a pedagogical institute, a general technical department of the Tashkent Polytechnical Institute, a mining-geological technicum, a medical school, and a historical and regional studies museum.
REFERENCEGoroda Uzbekistana (spravochnik). Tashkent, 1965.
or Akhangaran, a river in the Uzbek SSR; right-hand tributary of the Syr Darya River. The Angren is 223 km long, and its basin has an area of 5,260 sq km. Its source is the Aktashsai River. In its upper reaches the Angren flows through a canyon cut into the Angren plateau. Near the village of Turk the valley suddenly broadens; it joins the Chirchik valley downstream. The Angren is fed by snow and rain. Near the village of Turk the long-term average discharge is 23 cu m/sec. The greatest discharge of water occurs in May. The Tiuiabuguz reservoir is fed by the Angren. The cities of Angren and Akhangaran are located on the Angren River.