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Orenburg, one of the governments of Russia, on the Ural Doundary. It has an area of 73,794 square miles and a population consisting largely of Bashkirs and Cossacks. Orenburg, the chief town, situated on the Ural river, was formerly an important frontier fortress; it is1 now a principal trade centre, which exports corn and metals, and receives the" products of Turkestan'.