Berd


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Berd

 

an urban-type settlement; administrative center of Shamshadinskii Raion, Armenian SSR. Located on the Tavush River (a tributary of the Kura), 28 km southwest of the Tauz railroad station (on the Tbilisi-Baku line). Population, 7,200 (1968). There is a winery, dairy, and toy plants, and a logging and timber distribution establishment.


Berd’

 

a river, mainly in Novosibirsk Oblast, RSFSR; right tributary of the Ob’. Empties into the Novosibirsk Reservoir, whose head of water stretches 40 km to the village of Iskitim. Length, 363 km; basin area, 8,650 sq km. It rises on the western slopes of the Salair Ridge. The Berd’ flows in a broad valley; its bed is meandering. It is fed by snow and rain. The annual average water discharge is 45.8 m3/sec at Iskitim. The river freezes over in early November and opens up in mid-April. It is used for floating logs. The city of Berdsk is located on the lower course of the Berd’.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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