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Beloretsk(byĕlərĕtsk`), city (1989 pop. 72,000), in Bashkortostan, W Siberian Russia, in the Urals and on the Belaya River. One of the oldest industrial cities of the Urals region, Beloretsk is a metallurgical center, with industries that produce steel wire and cables. The city has medical and pedagological institutes. Beloretsk was founded in 1762.
a city in Bashkir ASSR, near the headwaters of the Belaia River (tributary of the Kama), with a railroad station 106 km from Magnitogorsk. Population, 66,000 (1969).
Beloretsk is one of the oldest mining settlements in the Southern Urals. It arose in 1762 along with the construction of a metallurgical plant, on the basis of which the M. I. Kalinin Beloretsk Metallurgical Combine was created. There is also a metal-working plant. The evening division of the Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute, a metallurgy technicum, a medical school, and a pedagogical school are located in Beloretsk.