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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city in the Dagestan ASSR, located on the Sulak River. Railroad station on the Mineral’nye Vody-Gudermes-Makhachkala line, 60 km northwest of Makhachkala. The Chir”iurtov hydroelectric power plants are located in the city. Also there are the Dagelektroavtomat Plant; plants for the production of phosphate salts, gravel, and reinforced-concrete structures; and a house-prefabricating plant. There is a quarry for the extraction of crushed stone. Kizil”iurt was formed in 1963 out of the settlements of Kizil”iurt, Bavtugai, and Sulak.

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