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KOROCHA

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 914 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KOROCHA, a town of central Russia, in the government of Kursk, 75 M. S.S.E. of the city of Kursk, on the Korocha river. Pop. (1897), 14,405. Its inhabitants live by gardening, exporting large quantities of dried cherries, by making candles and leather, and by trade; the merchants purchase cattle, grain and salt in the south and send them to Moscow. Founded in 1638, Korocha was formerly a small fort intended to check the Tatar invasions.
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