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Onega

(ōnē`gə, ōnā`–, Rus. ŭnyā`gŭ), river, c.260 mi (420 km) long, rising in Lake Lacha, NW European Russia, and flowing N into the Onega Gulf of the White Sea, SW of Arkhangelsk. It is navigable (May–November) except for the rapids in its middle course.
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Onega

 

a city under oblast jurisdiction and administrative center of Onega Raion, Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR. Situated at the mouth of the Onega River, 7 km from the White Sea and 263 km southwest of Arkhangel’sk. Seaport and terminus of a branch line of the Obozerskaia-Belomorsk railroad. Population, 25,000 (1974).

A large center of the lumber industry, Onega has a sawmilling and woodworking combine and a timber transshipping station. It also has a drolysis plant, a factory that produces reinforced-concrete items, a milk plant, and a meat-packing plant.

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Onega

a lake in NW Russia, mostly in the Karelian Republic: the second largest lake in Europe. Area: 9891 sq. km (3819 sq. miles)
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