Kolomyia


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Kolomyia

 

a city in the Ivano-Frankovsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, on the Prut River. A railroad junction. Population, 41,000 (1970). Agricultural machinery is made in the city, which also has a hardware plant, light industry (weaving, footwear, garment, and other factories), food processing (a meat-packing combine, a creamery and cheese dairy, and canning and other factories), a wood-products industry (a lumber combine, a wood-products plant, and a paper mill), manufacturers of building materials, and enterprises serving railroad transport. Kolomyia has a mechanical wood-processing technicum, pedagogical, medical, and pharmaceutical schools, and a museum of folk art. Earliest references in the chronicles to the city date from 1240.

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