Chimion

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Chimion

 

an urban-type settlement in Fergana Raion, Fergana Oblast, Uzbek SSR. Located in the foothills of the Alai Range, in the Altyaryksai River valley, 24 km south of the Altyaryk railroad station (on the Kokand-Andizhan line) and 32 km southwest of Fergana. Chimion has a machine repair plant, and there is production of crude oil. A balneological health resort, Chimion has hot dry summers, with an average July temperature of 26°C, and mild winters, with an average January temperature of –3°C. The annual precipitation totals about 200 mm. Curative measures include baths in sulfide chloride-sodium-magnesium water. Disorders of the skin, the organs of motion and support, and the peripheral nervous system are treated. There is a balneological clinic in the settlement.

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