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Prokopyevsk

[pruh-kawp-yuh fsk; Russian pruh-kaw-pyifsk] /prəˈkɔp yəfsk; Russian prʌˈkɔ pyɪfsk/
noun
1.
a city in the S central Russian Federation in Asia, NW of Novokuznetsk.
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Prokopyevsk

/Russian praˈkɔpjɪfsk/
noun
1.
a city in S Russia: the chief coal-mining centre of the Kuznetsk Basin. Pop: 216 000 (2005 est)
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city, Kemerovo oblast (province), central Russia, on the Aba River. A small village of 18th-century origin, it expanded rapidly in the 1920s to become the largest coal-mining centre of the Kuznetsk Basin, although it is gradually declining. There is a large coal-enriching plant, and coal miners' lamps are made at Prokopyevsk, which is the site of a coal-research institute. Other industries produce flour and machinery for mills and grain elevators. Pop. (1991 est.) 273,100

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