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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Shaartuz Raion, Kurgan-Tiube Oblast, Tadzhik SSR. Shaartuz is located in the Kafirnigan River valley. It has a railroad station and a cotton-ginning plant.
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