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an urban-type settlement in Amur Raion, Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR. It is located on the Aliur River, which flows into Lake Bolon’. It has a railroad station located 113 km southwest of Komsomol’sk-na-Amure. Population, 3,100 (1969). Logging is carried on there.



(also known as Bolen, Nuri-Odzhal, or Boulen-Odzhal), a lake in Khabarovsk Krai, in the RSFSR; the largest lake in the floodplain of the lower Amur. It has an area of 338 sq km, a depth up to 3 m, a length of about 70 km, and a maximum width of 20 km. Its basin is a fault depression filled with alluvial sedimentation. It abounds in shoals, especially in shore-lying areas. The rivers Kharpi, Simmi, Aliur, and others drain into the Bolon’. It is joined to the Amur River by a channel about 9 km long.

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