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Tikhoretsk is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Tikhoretsky District of the Krasnodar Krai.

The town with the area of 76 sq.km has the population of 60 547 people (as of 2013).

It is located in the Kubano-Priazovsky Lowland, 136 km to the northeast of Krasnodar. It is a railway junction and stands on the highway.

History of Tikhoretsk

It was founded in 1874 as a farm near the Tikhoretsky railway station opened in 1875. The station was named after the Tikhoretsky Village that was located 7 km away from it.

In the late 19th century the Tikhoretsky railway station was a junction at the Vladikavkaz railroad with heavy cargo traffic. Brisk grain trading was taking place there.

From 1926 it was the town of Tikhoretsk. In the pre-war period it was developing as the center of a large agricultural area.

During the Great Patriotic War (1941-45) Tikhoretsk was occupied by fascist armies on August 5, 1942. It was released on January 30, 1943 by armies of the North Caucasian front during in the course of the North Caucasian operation.

Economy

The town has mechanical engineering and metal working industries (Tikhoretsk Engineering Plant JSC, the Krasny Molot Factory), food industry (meat and cheese-making plants, bakeries, a winery, a state farm plant, etc.), consumer goods industry (garment factory, etc.) and construction materials production.

In the Tikhoretsky District they crop wheat, barley, oats, corn, buckwheat, peas, sugar beet, sunflower, and vegetables. They breed cattle, pigs, sheep, and fowls.

There are clay deposits.

Architecture and Sights

Architectural monuments include the building of the railway station (1886), and the Public Meeting (1902).



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