Aikhal

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aikhal

 

an urban-type settlement in the Yakut ASSR. Located on the Viliui Plateau, 500 km northwest of the city of Mirnyi. Population, 4,900 in 1968.

Aikhal was founded in 1962 with the opening of the Aikhal diamond mine; its chief industry is diamond extraction. There is also a concentration plant and a branch of the Viliui Technicum of Power Machinery Construction. A major building and construction program includes houses, schools, and stores, which will be connected by enclosed streets and promenades.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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