Shymkent

Shymkent (shĭmkĕntˈ) [key] or Chimkent chĭmkyĕntˈ, city (1993 est. pop. 404,000), S Kazakhstan, on the Turkistan-Siberia RR. It has large zinc and lead smelters and machine, chemical, and food-processing industries. Founded in the 12th cent., Shymkent was a Kokand fortress before it was taken by Russia in 1864.

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