Alikovo, Alikovsky District, Chuvash Republic

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Coordinates: 55°44′09″N 46°44′08″E / 55.73583°N 46.73556°E / 55.73583; 46.73556

Alikovo (Russian: Аликово; Chuvash: Элĕк, Elĕk) is a rural locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Alikovsky District of the Chuvash Republic, Russia, located 67 kilometers (42 mi) south of Cheboksary, on the Cheboksary—Krasnye Chetai and Cheboksary—Yadrin auto routes. Population: 2,653 (2010 Census);[1] 2,914 (2002 Census);[2] 2,689 (1989 Census).[3] The majority of the population is Chuvash.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The Abashyrma River flows near Alikovo. The closest village is Siner.

History[edit]

It was first mentioned in 1486.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

The climate is moderately continental, with long cold winters and warm summers. Average January temperature is −12.9 °C (8.8 °F); average July temperature is +18.3 °C (64.9 °F). The absolute recorded low was −44 °C (−47 °F) and the record high was +37 °C (99 °F). Annual precipitation is up to 552 millimeters (21.7 in).

Economy[edit]

Industry in Alikovo is represented by a construction plant, branches of banks and insurance companies, telecommunication offices, and building companies.

Infrastructure[edit]

The facilities include a cultural center, a theater, a library, a health clinic, and stores. There is also a postal office, a stadium, a restaurant and cafés, and several gas stations. A market is open on Thursdays. There is a park and a public garden named after Andriyan Nikolayev.

Education[edit]

Educational facilities include a middle school and a music school.

Culture[edit]

Cultural facilities include a museum, a people's theater, a people's ensemble, a veteran's orchestra, a school's brass band, and a chorus. International Chuvash music festival "Viryal shevlisem" (lit. Viryal's pancakes) is held each May.

A newspaper is published in Alikovo.

Religion[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • L. A. Yefimov, "Alikovsky District" ("Элĕк Енĕ"), Alikovo, 1994.
  • "Аликовская энциклопедия" (Alikovsky District's Encyclopedia), authors: Yefimov L.A., Yefimov E.L., Ananyev A.A., Terentyev G.K., Cheboksary, 2009, ISBN 978-5-7670-1630-3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, its federal districts, federal subjects, districts, urban localities, rural localities—administrative centers, and rural localities with population of over 3,000]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года (All-Russia Population Census of 2002) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. May 21, 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров." [All Union Population Census of 1989. Present population of union and autonomous republics, autonomous oblasts and okrugs, krais, oblasts, districts, urban settlements, and villages serving as district administrative centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года (All-Union Population Census of 1989) (in Russian). Institute of Demographics of the State University—Higher School of Economics. Retrieved February 9, 2012.