The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement, administrative center of Kuitun Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. A railroad station on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, 312 km northwest of Irkutsk. Population, 11,000 (1970). The major industry in Kuitun is lumbering.
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