The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in Japan, in the prefecture of Ehime, in the north of Shikoku Island. Besshiyama is a mining center, where copper, gold, and pyrites are mined. There is a copper works. Besshiyama is connected by railroad with the port of Niihama.
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