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AKHTYRKA

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 456 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AKHTYRKA, a town of Russia, in the government of Kharkov, near the Vorskla river, connected by a branch (Ii m.) with the railway from Kiev to Kharkov. It has a beautiful cathedral, built after a plan by Rastrelli in 1753, to which pilgrims resort to venerate an ikon of the Virgin. There are manufactures of light woollen stuffs • and a trade in corn, cattle and the produce of domestic industries. The environs are fertile, the orchards producing excellent fruit. A fair is held on the 9th of May. The place was founded by the Poles in 1642. Pop. (1867) 17,411; (1900) 25,965.
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