Marganets

Marganets

 

a city in Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Situated on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir. Railroad station on the Krivoi Rog-Zaporozh’e line. Population, 48,900 (1973).

Marganets was founded as a workers’ settlement when the manganese deposit in this area was developed in 1883-86. It became a city in 1938. By 1940 there were 20 mines and four concentrating mills in the city. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45, Marganets was occupied by fascist German troops from Aug. 17, 1941, until Feb. 5, 1944; they inflicted enormous damage on the city. In the first postwar five-year plan the city and its industrial enterprises were completely restored; in the ensuing decades the economy, science, and culture of the city have developed.

Present-day Marganets is a major center of the Nikopol’ manganese ore basin. It has a mining and concentrating combine for extracting and processing manganese ore; this enterprise supplies manganese concentrate for the country’s metallurgical enterprises and for export. Other industries in the city include a mining-equipment reppir plant, a building-materials plant, and candy, clothing, furniture, and ribbon factories. There are enterprises of the food-processing industry. There is a forest reclamation station and an evening division of the Krivoi Rog Mining Institute, a mining technicum, and a museum of history and local lore.

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Cet accident de circulation, le plus meurtrier en Ukraine depuis l'independance de cette ex-republique sovietique en 1991, est survenu mardi dans la ville industrielle de Marganets de la region de Dnipropetrovsk.
Production at the Ordzhonikidze and Marganets complexes was up sharply, by over 50% at the Marganets complex, whic h was still much the smaller producer.
In 1999, a number of enterprises in Sverdlovsk region set up Uralsky Marganets, to mine manganese ore and produce and sell manganese ferroalloys.
Compared with that in 1998, output was down at the Marganets and Ordzhonikidze complexes, more so for the latter, where production was running about 25% less.
In Ukraine, problems at the Marganets Mining and Beneficiation Combine in the eastern portion of the Nikopol' Basin lowered output through September by roughly one-half for this combine and one-seventh for the entire basin.