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Alikovo (Russian: Аликово; Chuvash: Элĕк, Elĕk) is a locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Alikovsky District of the Chuvash Republic, Russia. It is 67 kilometers (42 mi) south of Cheboksary, on the Cheboksary—Krasnye Chetai and Cheboksary—Yadrin auto routes. Most of the 2,500 people who live there are Chuvash.

Geography

The Abashyrma River flows near Alikovo; and the closest village is Siner.

History

It was first mentioned in 1486.

Climate

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).

Infrastructure

The facilities include a culture center, a theater, a library, a medical 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 are two parks—central and one named after Andriyan Nikolayev.

Education

Educational facilities include a middle school and a music school.

Culture

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 "Vir'yal shevlisem" (Vir'yal's pancakes) is held during summers.

Economy

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

  • 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.
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