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Azerbaijan is constitute virtually the entire population, though there are also small
numbers of Armenians and Russians. Chief cities, besides the capital, are
Ordubad and Culfa (Dzhulfa). Agriculture, the principal economic activity, is
A machinery industry also grew up, at first mainly concentrating on the production
of agricultural equipment and diesel engines. Nan-ch'ang then became a centre
of the automotive industry, producing trucks and tractors and also such ...
The Negev was a pastoral region in biblical times, but the Nabataeans, a Semitic
people centred in what is now Jordan, developed techniques of terracing and of
conserving winter rains, which made the Negev a thriving agricultural area.
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