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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city, administrative center of Belopo’e Raion of Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, on the Vir River (part of the Dnieper basin). There is a railroad station. Population, 17,600 (1969). A machine-building plant (producing equipment for food-processing plants), a cheese-processing plant, a cannery, and a furniture factory are located there. The city was founded in 1672.

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