[der-bent; Russian dyir-byent]
- a seaport in the SE Dagestan Autonomous Republic, in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Caspian Sea.
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Derbent is usually identified with Albana, the capital of the ancient Albania.
In 1796 Derbent was besieged by the Russians, and in 1813 incorporated with the Russian empire.
- a port in S Russia, in the Dagestan Republic on the Caspian Sea: founded by the Persians in the 6th century. Pop: 106 000 (2005 est)
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