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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Russia north-northeast of Moscow. It was founded in the mid-12th century by merchants from Novgorod and passed to Moscow in 1478. Population: 288,000.

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  • proper n. a city in Russia, administrative centre of Vologda oblast.

Etymologies

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Vologda takes its name, of likely Finno-Ugrian origin, from the Vologda River which flows through the city.

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