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Karasuk is a Russian town (from 1954), the administrative center of the Karasuk District of the Novosibirsk Region.

Karasuk is a Turkic word meaning black water.

The city stands on River Karasuk, 406 km away from Novosibirsk, near the border with the Altai Territory and Kazakhstan.

It is a railway junction and has highway.

Its territory is 33 and its population makes 28 451 people as of January 2012.

The city boasts Lake Solyenoye (Salty), i.e. therapeutic muds and salty water capable of keeping a man afloat without movement (presently it is adjoined by a drying channel for removing marsh water away from the city).

History of Karasuk

It is known since the end of the 18th century as a settlement. It was named after the river Karasuk that it stands on. Turkic karasu means a type of a shallow river feeding from ground waters.

It became a working settlement of Karasuk in 1943 and turned into a town in 1954.

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