Cherepovets

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Cherepovets (Черепове́ц) is a city in Vologda Oblast, Russia. It is located at Template:Coor dm.

Founded in 1360 as a monastery on the hills by the banks of Sheksna River, developed throughout the centuries into the important regional center for trade, manufacturing and transportation. Given the official town status in 1777.

There is one of the largest in Russia iron-and-steel works, as well as large chemical and fertilizers companies. Strategically located in the cross-roads of major Volga-Baltic waterway, West-East railroads, and gas pipelines, and between two Russian capital cities - Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Cherepovets is considered as the ideal place for the natural resource-consuming industries.

"Cherepovets", in the language of local indigenous Vepses, means "Veps' fish hill".

Population: about 350,000.de:Tscherepowez ru:Череповец

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