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Kizel (kēzyĕlˈ) [key], city (1989 pop. 37,000), E European Russia, on the Kizel River and on the western slopes of the Urals. It is a coal-mining and industrial center with coal-concentrating factories and plants that produce mining equipment, clothing, and food products. It was founded in the late 18th cent. as a coal mining town.

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