Shchigry


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Shchigry

 

a city (since 1779) under oblast jurisdiction and administrative center of Shchigry Raion, Kursk Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station on the Kursk-Kastornaia line, 61 km northeast of Kursk. Population, 18,000 (1974). Enterprises in Shchigry include the Geomash Production Association, the Avangard Production Association, which manufactures plastics, a plant manufacturing reinforced-concrete products, and a brickyard. The food-processing industry is represented by a bread-products combine, a butter factory, and a meat-and poultry-packing plant.