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a city under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Chebarkul’ Raion, Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR; situated on the shore of Lake Chebarkul’. The city has a railroad station, 78 km southwest of Cheliabinsk. Industry includes metallurgy, machine repair, fish processing, and the production of clothing. Cherbarkul’ also has a confectionery factory and a poultry farm; and there are sanatoriums and houses of rest near the city.
a lake in Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR. Lake Chebarkul’ occupies an area of 19.8 sq km. It is located on the eastern slopes of the Southern Urals, at an elevation of 320 m. The lake is fed by various sources, with snow predominating. The water level does not vary by more than 1.25 m; it reaches its height in June. The lake freezes over in the first half of November, and the ice breaks up in May. The Koelga River of the Ob’ basin flows out of Chebarkul’. The shores of the lake are picturesque and are the site of a number of sanatoriums and houses of rest. The city of Chebarkul’ is also situated on the lake.