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Veliki Ustyug (Russian: Великий Устюг) is a city of Vologda Oblast in the north of European Russia. It is the administrative center of the raion namesake. It is situated at the confluence of rivers and river Sújona Yug, which form the Northern Dvina. Vologda is 394km. It had 32,048 inhabitants according to 2008 census. The name of Veliki Ustyug it is given by the first settlement in the aera, the monastery of Gleden (Гледен), was built at the point at which the river Yug (river of the "South") joins the Sújona, at that the stream takes the name of northern Dvina. In the Russian language term used to indicate the mouth of a river is "ust'e" (устье). This, together with the name of the river Yug (юг) has formed the name of the settlement, Ustyug (Устюг). In the late fifteenth century the city was invested with the title "Great" - Veliki (Великий). Already in the ninth or tenth century there was a settlement in the area Ugric. In the eleventh century this land belonged to Novgorod. It was founded as such in 1147. Ustyug is first mentioned in chronicles in 1207. Then depended on the principality of Vladimir-Suzdal. It is a city since 1218. Located at the junction of important trade routes, the city became an important center of industry and commerce in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Veliki Ustyug lost its river port key role due to the decreasing importance of the trade route between China and Western Europe by the river Sújona. This decline was even larger after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.
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