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Kongur Shan, Kungur, Qungur
a city in Perm’ Oblast, RSFSR, situated near the influx of the Iren’ and Shakva rivers into the Sylva River (Kama Basin); a railroad station on the Perm’-Kusino line 101 km southeast of Perm’. Population, 77,000 (1972).
Kungur has a plant producing petroleum-drilling equipment, a leather-goods and footwear combine, and a sawmill and furniture combine. It manufactures ceramics, stone carvings, and baians. Petroleum is extracted in the area. The city has an automotive-transportation technicum, a forestry technicum, an evening technicum for leather and footwear manufacture, two agricultural technicums, and a pedagogical school. There is a museum of local lore.
Kungur was founded in 1648, 17 km above the mouth of the Iren’ River. It was moved to its present site in 1668 and became a city in 1781. The Kungur Peshchera is on the outskirts of the city.