Novopolotsk

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Novopolotsk

 

a city (since 1963) under oblast jurisdiction in Vitebsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, on the left bank of the Zapadnaia Dvina River, 12 km from the Polotsk railroad junction (lines to Vitebsk, Vilnius, and Bologoe). Population, 56,000 (1974). Novopolotsk has a chemical combine, an oil refinery, and a plant producing reinforced-concrete components (with a housing construction section). There are motor vehicle, railroad, and pipeline enterprises. The city also has a heat and electric power plant. Educational institutions include a polytechnic institute, a petroleum technicum, the Leningrad Correspondence Assembly and Installation Technicum, and a music school. Novopolotsk has a museum of local lore.

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