Verkhnii Baskunchak

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Verkhnii Baskunchak

 

an urban-type settlement in Vladimirovka Raion, Astrakhan Oblast, RSFSR. The settlement is a railroad center with lines going to Saratov, Astrakhan, and Volgograd. Population, 8,400 (1968). There are railroad transport enterprises in the settlement. Salt extracted in Lake Baskunchak, 8 km from the settlement, is shipped through Verkhnii Baskunchak.

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