Kyshtym

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Kyshtym

 

a city in Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR, located on the eastern slope of the Central Urals. A railroad station on the Sverdlovsk-Cheliabinsk line, 90 km northwest of Cheliabinsk. Population, 36,000 (1970).

Kyshtym is the site of a copper electrolyte plant (manufacturing refined copper and copper electrolytic foil), a machine-building factory (mainly mining equipment), a radio factory, a graphite and kaolin combine, a refractory plant, an abrasive-materials plant, a shoe factory, and a knitwear factory. The evening division of the Cheliabinsk Polytechnic Institute and a medical school are located in Kyshtym.

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