Balakleia

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Balakleia

 

a city; center of Balakleia Raion, Kharkov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. It is located on the Balakleika River (a tributary of the Severnyi Donets). There is a railroad station. The population of Balakleia was 30,200 in 1968. There is a plant for asbestos-cement products, a concrete plant, a plant for reinforced-concrete products, and a dairy plant. Balakleia was founded in 1663 as a stronghold against Tatar invasions.

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