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Cheremkhovo(chĕrĭmkô`və), city (1989 pop. 74,000), SE Siberian Russia, on the Trans-Siberian RR. The center of the Cheremkhovo coal basin, the city forms part of a minor industrial complex based mainly on coal and chemical production.
a city under oblast jurisdiction and the administrative center of Cheremkhovo Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. Railroad station on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, 130 km northwest of Irkutsk. Population, 87,000 (1977). Cheremkhovo is one of the coal-mining centers of the Irkutsk Coal Basin. Industry includes a machine-building plant, a mining-equipment repair plant, a paperboard and Ruberoid plant, and building-materials enterprises. Cheremkhovo also has a brewery, a milk combine, a meat-packing plant, a stocking factory, and a clothing factory. Educational and cultural institutions include an evening division of the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute, a mining technicum, a pedagogical institute, a medical school, and a drama theater.