Shagonar


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Shagonar

 

a city and administrative center of Ulug-Khem Raion, Tuva ASSR. Located on the left bank of the Enisei (Ulug-Khem) River, 124 km west of Kyzyl on the Kyzyl-Chadan highway. As a result of the construction of the Saian-Shushenskaia Hydroelectric Power Plant, Shagonar was situated in the flooding zone. Construction of a new Shagonar was undertaken in 1978,7 km from the old town in the direction of Kyzyl.

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