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Updated: 28.10.2003

City, Krasnoyarsk Territory, central Russia. Population 18,800 (1991).

Igarka is 60 miles (100 km) north of the Arctic Circle and lies along the Yenisey River, 418 miles (673 km) from the sea, but is accessible to oceangoing vessels.

The city was founded in 1929. It is an important wood-export port both to other parts of Russia and abroad and also serves as a sawmilling centre.

A permafrost research station is located there.