Vileika

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Vileika

 

a city; administrative center of Vileika Raion, Minsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, on the Viliia River (Neman basin). Railroad station on the Molodechno-Polotsk line. Population, 12,500 (1969). There are construction-parts, automobile-repair, and butter plants. Vileika was founded in the mid-16th century.

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