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Lysva is a town in the Perm Territory, the administrative center of Lysva municipal district.

The town is situated in the east of the perm Territory, 86 km to the east of Perm. It takes the area of 26.4 sq. km and has the population of 68.7 thousand people. The town stands on River Lysva. The landscape here is a wide and deep valley. Lysva is a station on the railway Chusovsky Kuzino.

Lysva as a settlement was known already in the middle of the 17th century. The lands around Lysva in the second half of the 18th century were inherited by Princess Shahovskaya, the daughter of baron Stroganov. In 1785 she initiated construction of an iron-works after getting a building license in the Perm fiscal chamber. That year is officially considered the year of foundation of Lysva. The blast furnace produced its first cast on December, 2nd, 1787. Along with the development of the factory the settlement grew, which became the center of Lysva factory district in the 19th century. In 1902, thanks to construction of a railway line which connected Lysva with the Kalino station of Gornozavodsky railway, the factory gained a wide entry to markets of the country. In 1926 Lysva got the status of a town.

After the end of Great Patriotic War (World War II) machine building and light industry started to develop in Lysva. In 1952 Lysva turbogenerator works was put in operation. In the 1950s the town center was built up. In the 1960s-80s the town expanded its borders at the expense of building new residential microdistricts. From a small and dirty small town Lysva became a beautiful and clean town.

Today Lysva is one of the major industrial and cultural centres of the Kama region. It ranks 5th regarding the population and industrial output.

The leading branches in the structure of national economy in the town are machine-building and metal working, and light industry, as well as manufacture of building materials and enterprises processing agricultural produce.

The town of Lysva is one of the cultural centers of the Perm Territkory. It became first of all thanks to the A.A.Savin Drama Theater founded in 1944. Lysva Municipal Drama Theater (it has received this status in 1992) is the only professional theater in the east of the region. Other important cultural places are the Palace of Culture of Metallurgists and Palace of Culture of Machine Engineers. In Lysva There are libraries, the Palace of Creativity of Children and Youth, children's school of arts, and a music school in Lysva.

A mountain-skiing complex has been built for playing sports and recreations in vicinities of Lysva. The vacation house "Sokol" has been recently restored on the bank of Lysva pond. Downtown there is a stadium of metallurgists and a recreation park founded back in 1912.

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