Kiakhta sentence example

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  • The more northern parts of Mongolia are between 4000 and 6000 ft., and no portion of the route across the desert between the Chinese frontier and Kiakhta is below 3000 ft.
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  • Steamers ascend this river as far as Bilyutai, near the Mongolian frontier, and bring back tea, imported via Kiakhta, while grain, cedar nuts, salt, soda, wool and timber are shipped on rafts down the Khilok, Chikoi and Uda (tributaries of the Selenga), and manufactured goods are taken up the river for export to China.
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  • It is navigable from Kiakhta downwards, a distance of 210 m., its total length being 750 m.
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  • The principal centre for the remainder (textiles and petroleum), conveyed by land, is Kiakhta on the Mongolian frontier.
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  • Regular postal communication is maintained by the Russians between Kiakhta and Kalgan (close by Peking) across the desert of Gobi.
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  • Neither of these " depressions," however, penetrates beyond 94° E., and on the route from Kiakhta to Su-chow, in 100° E., there is only one.
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  • Valuable cargoes of tea are landed here for carriage overland, via Kalgan and Kiakhta, to Siberia.
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  • The Russian goods constitute four-fifths of the whole trade; those brought from Asia - tea (imported via Kiakhta and via Canton and Suez), raw cotton and silk, leather wares, madder and various manufactured wares - do not exceed 10 or 11%.
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  • The remains of a fine aqueduct that once brought water from the Kiakhta Chai, which begins some 6 m.
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  • Neither of these " depressions," however, penetrates beyond 94° E., and on the route from Kiakhta to Su-chow, in 100° E., there is only one.
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  • In 1880, the Russian manufacturers depending chiefly on the barter-trade in tea at Kiakhta, their production was regulated principally by the prices of tea established at the fair; but now cotton takes the lead, and the prospective output for the year of the mills of central Russia is determined at the fair by the price of raw cotton imported from Asia, by that of madder, and by the results of the year's crop, which became known during the fair.
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